Click on the past field trips listed below for information
related to that trip:
Field trips are intended to introduce students first-hand
(or virtually) to
the geologic processes and materials (rocks, minerals and fossils) that have lead to the incredible natural scenery of
the Pacific Northwest. Attendance on an in-person guided trip is one way
to earn points for the "field trip requirement" of the course.
This winter, we plan to visit the
Burke Museum (University of Washington
two hours on one weekend morning. On a second weekend morning (if
there is interest), we can walk through downtown Seattle observing the
building stones and fossils, beginning at a nice hot coffee shop! The time and location of
outdoor field trips may change if weather
The in-person trip requires you to compose a short
field report for which you will receive 10
points. Alternatively, a "virtual field trip" can substitute for
this in-person excursion as a way to earn the same course points. I
can help you choose a
"virtual" field trip on the Internet and compose a
suitable field report on your
experience. The due date of the report appears in the schedule. The
actual number of
points will depend on your personal effort.
You might also conduct your own
"in-person" field trip to a Pacific
Northwest locale. Consult with me and we can plan an individualized "trip"
that fits your interests as well as the field report requirements. Collect, identify
and send a specimen or two if you like.
Weather is always a determining factor
for any field trips. An instructor-cancelled in-person
field trip will need to be replaced with a virtual or individualized trip
to earn course points.
explained in the syllabus, only one field trip report of this nature will be scored.