University of California, Riverside

Department of Earth Sciences



Department Field Trips


Trip Schedule

Faculty and students in the Earth Sciences department take many field trips all over southern California and beyond for courses in all sub disciplines through out the year.

Geo 11 Global Climate Change

Marble Mountains "Geo 011 Global Climate Change Students visited the White Mountain Research Station in the Eastern Sierra & Bristle Cone Pines & Owens Lake ."

Reflections of Field Studies of Geo 101

Marble Mountains " For six days we will be in the Calico Mountains mapping folded sedimentary strata of Miocene age. For four days in the San Bernardino Mountains, near Landers, we practice mapping intrusive and extrusive igneous rocks."

Trips to Marble Mountains

Marble MountainsUndergraduate classes, Geo majors and non Geo majors have the chance to go on  field trips to the Mojave Desert.  Students get the opportunity to collect trilobite fossils at the Marble Mountains, visit an extinct volcanic crater at Amboy and walk on the salt flats at Bristol Dry Lake.

October 2009: Graduate Volcanology Field Trip to Hawaii

Lava "In October 2009 we took a group of students to the Big Island, Hawaii as part of the graduate volcanology course. These pictures describe the places we visited including fault scarps, rift zones, and of course the active lava flows..."

White Mountain Research Station and Mono Lake

Lava "A high altitude and alpine research complex, composed of four facilities, located at different elevations on the peaks of White Mountain...."

Weekend trips to local sites

Calico Mtns "During the spring quarter the spring field class will be going most weekends to Mule Canyon in the Calico Hills or Ruby Mountain in the Eastern San Bernardino Mountains.

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