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Death Valley Geology Discovery Tour

Every rock has a story and over a billion years of Earth’s history are exposed in the rocks of Death Valley.

On January 3 -5, 2018, join renowned geologist and expert educator, Dr. Paul Knauth, on a journey of discovery. He will show us how to read the clues in the rocks; demonstrate how a geologist pieces these clues together to develop a larger story of the region; and reveal geologic mysteries still to be solved.

Are you curious about geology? Intrigued by Death Valley?

Then this trip is for you.

General Class Description: We will travel by vans to various stops where we can see, discuss, and learn to recognize aspects of the geology. Several stops involve short hikes of about ¼ mile, often cross country rather than on a trail. This is not meant to be a hiking trip, but it is also not a bus trip. Those in good health, and willing to walk across rocks and gravel, and up small hills, should have no problem. No prior training in geology is required, but there will be ample opportunities to get more technical information if desired.

IMPORTANT: We will meet at 8 pm, Tuesday evening, Jan 2, in the lobby of the Longstreet Inn Casino for a required Orientation and Safety meeting. The program ends Friday, Jan 5, at noon.

For a more detailed information packet that includes information regarding Lodging, Meals, Shuttle Option, General Itinerary, and Liability Release Form to bring with you. DOWNLOAD PDF

REGISTRATION & PREPAYMENT REQUIRED (This Tour has currently reached capacity. Follow the registration link if you'd like to be added to the waitlist and notified of any cancellations)

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Death Valley Natural History Association
PO Box 188
Death Valley, CA 92328

1-800-478-8564 ext. 10
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