We know: the last thing you want to do is sit around in a classroom all summer. Our summer institutes offer you the opportunity to get outside, earn credit, and learn from hands-on, inquiry-based activities. After all, the best way to learn is by experience.
Geology of Utah's National Parks
June 14 - July 1, 2014
Deadline: March 1, 2014
Geology of Utah's National Parks—Course Description
This course consists of fourteen days of field-based activities conducted in and around the national parks and monuments of eastern Utah – areas internationally recognized for their outstanding geology. Participants learn to determine how climate, sea level, and mountain building change the earth’s landscape through time. Participants practice using compasses, GPS, and maps, identifying rocks and minerals, and using engineering principles to explore geologic processes. At the end of the course, participants construct a geologic map of a portion of Dinosaur National Monument.