Still Time to Register for Fire and IceThere's still time to register for Glendale Community College Professor Steve Kadel's Fire and Ice geology trip. From July 24 – 31, students explore the geology of Death Valley, Long Valley and Yosemite. Also, this class includes two evening meetings – July 17 and Aug.14, both at 7 p.m. in the Physical Sciences building room 176. Register for GLG230AB, Section 11736. There is the two credits tuition cost and a $150 lab fee that covers all travel and camping in developed campgrounds in scenic localities as well as some lunches in the field. Interested students should email firstname.lastname@example.org. The GCC registration line is 623-845-3333.
This popular eight-day field expedition explores outstanding desert volcanic and glacial landforms in east-central California. The spectacular and rare vistas of Death Valley, Owens Valley, Long Valley and the edge of Yosemite feature the unique and breathtaking geology and violent volcanic and subsequent weathering processes that have shaped this stunning landscape. The class also visits locations NASA uses for its Mars rover simulations such as Ventifact Hill and Mono Lake. Ample opportunities for sample collection and photography create excellent teaching resources. Temperatures range from 5-10 degrees warmer than Phoenix in Death Valley to below freezing at the highest elevations at Yosemite. Elevations range from 282 to more than 11,000 feet.