University of Nevada Reno:
National Earth Science Week highlights the dynamics of geosciences while encouraging communities to explore the beauty of their surrounding environments. In celebration of the event, the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology will host the 17th Annual Earth Science Week Field Trip, Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. The same field trip will be run on each day, so you have two chances to attend.
The national theme, "Earth's Connected Systems," will highlight Nevada's geological treasures. In honor of Nevada's 150th anniversary of statehood, the 2014 trip will explore the intriguing landscapes near Carson City. This year, NBMG is partnering with Winnie Kortemeier of Western Nevada College, who has contributed personal expertise on several interesting sites. Geologic staff and faculty with the Nevada Division of Minerals will also participate in the field trip activities.
"The field trip is a great way to experience first-hand some of the geologic wonders in the Carson City area and learn more about the region's geologic hazards and natural resources," James Faulds, Nevada State Geologist and Director of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, said. "It's a great opportunity to collect some mineral specimens, view one of the region's youngest volcanoes, and visit some major faults that continue to shape our landscapes with periodic earthquakes."
Learn more here: http://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2014/earth-science-week-field-trip
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