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Geology and Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Desert

Geology and Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Desert

Saturday, January 19, 2013
  8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Location: Field Study
  Parking Information

Category: Enrichment

Description: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is one of the most biologically diverse and geologically active regions in all of western North America. This remarkable preserve occupies a unique position atop three major fault zones at the western margin of the Salton Sea Trough, where the earth's crust is literally tearing itself apart. This course explores the geology and natural history of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, with an emphasis on the dynamic relationships between climate, geology and biogeography that have shaped this region for millennia. Participants gain hands-on field experience identifying plants, animals, rocks, minerals, earthquake faults, and other geologic and geomorphic features unique to this area.

Sat. & Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 19 & 20

Participants are responsible for their own lodging/camping and meals for the weekend. Lodging, camping and restaurant information can be found on the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.borregospringschamber.com. Visitors not permitted.

Enroll online or contact Student Services at (951) 827-4105 or toll-free (800) 442-4990.

Additional Information: Geology and Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Desert

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: 199.00 for individuals / $185 each for couples and family members / $170 each with PINE discount
Sponsor: UCR Extension

Contact Information:
Linda Coco
(951) 827-5804
sciences@ucx.ucr.edu