Geology in the Park: Reading the Rocks to Discover the Past

  • Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Field Institute
  • July 20, 2018
  • Location: 1895 Fall River Road, Rocky Mountain Conservancy-Field Institute, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: $80 per adult ages 16 and older
Details

Discoveries made during the 18th century still inform how geologists read rocks. They are 1) the present is the key to the past, 2) the Earth is much older than people thought, and 3) rocks can form from cooling magma. Participants will examine common rocks and minerals to see how they form deep in the Earth’s crust, discuss the tectonic forces that brought them to the surface, and observe the weathering processes that recycle them back into the Earth. Learn about mountain formation, and explore and discuss geologic time, radiometric dating, plate tectonics and Earth history.

Geology in the Park: Reading the Rocks to Discover the Past