NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip—Sunday October 16

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NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2016:
A River Runs Through It—
Geology Along the Truckee River Valley from Reno to Pyramid Lake

We hope you can join us as we explore the area along the Truckee River east of Reno and in the Virginia Mountains south of Pyramid Lake!

Click here for Field Trip flyer (top photo by Corina Forson):
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/_docs/NBMGFieldTripFlyer_ESW2016.pdf

Click here for the Field Trip guidebook:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/EarthScienceWeek/e59_text.pdf

Major stops on the field trip will include the following:

  • A “young” one-million-year-old lava that flowed into the Truckee River Canyon
  • Paleo–Lake Lahontan sediments from glacial times
  • Several major earthquake faults
  • Tufa mounds
  • Fossil locality with 15-million-year-old leaf imprints (Happy National Fossil Day, yesterday October 12!)

You must sign up online prior to the trip and sign a waiver form. Please print out a paper copy, sign and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip starting point.

NBMG coordinates annual geology field trips for the public during Earth Science Week. These field trips are fun, educational, family oriented, and always free. NBMG has been an active participant in Earth Science Week since it began in 1998.

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