This annual Earth Science Week field trip is hosted by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.
Carson Rocks! – A Sesquicentennial Celebration of Some of our Capital City’s Geological High Points
2014 Earth Science Week Field Trip
October 11 or 12, 2014
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National Earth Science Week (ESW) 2014 encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. The Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology (NBMG) welcomes you to participate in its seventeenth annual Earth Science Week field trip. In keeping with the National ESW theme, “Earth’s Connected Systems,” this year’s trip will explore geological features in the Carson City area. This year NBMG is partnering with Dr. Winnie Kortemeier of Western Nevada College, who has offered her expertise on interesting geologic sites around Carson City. Also Nevada Division of Minerals geologic staff will participate in the field trip.
The complete field trip guide is available at this site: http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/dox/e56.pdf
Field trip participants should meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot of the Nevada Division of Minerals (NDOM) offices at 400 West King Street in Carson City. The field trip will leave from NDOM at 8:30 a.m.
The trip is free and open to the public. Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer, and a GPS receiver (optional).
The day’s activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
This year’s field trip will appeal to people of all ages. Please sign up to attend on either Saturday, Oct 11th, or Sunday, Oct 12th (the same field trip is repeated on two consecutive days). You must sign up online prior to the trip and sign a waiver form. Please print out a paper copy, sign and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip meeting place.
There will be several geologists in attendance to help answer your questions about geology and identify a variety of rocks. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about geocaching and EarthCaching—a high-tech treasure hunting game using GPS devices. If you have a hand-held GPS unit, bring it.
Questions about the field trip? Call D.D. at 682-8772.
For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week website at: http://www.earthsciweek.org/.
UNR News Story Features ESW Field Trips—October 11 and 12
Nevada geologists host interactive field trip in northern Nevada–Public invited to join a one-day excursion in the Carson City area for Earth Science Week
by Mike Wolterbeek
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 7, 2014 from University of Nevada Media Newsroom