Welcome to the San Andreas fault! Where else in the world can you put one foot on the Pacific tectonic plate and the other foot on the North American plate?
During this field course you will explore several truly remarkable features created by the San Andreas fault from the San Gabriel mountains to Palm Springs. While on the bus and during the stops you will participate in several standards-based activities which can be immediately taken back to the classroom. Throughout the day there will be an emphasis on how principles such as Steno's laws (e.g. superposition), the rock cycle, geologic time, and plate tectonics can be used as powerful tools to understand earthquakes. You will learn about current research in earthquake science, how STEM fields contribute to understanding earthquakes, and the Great California ShakeOut. Lunch provided. Ticket: SOLD OUT Sponsored, in part, by the Southern California Earthquake Center