Geology

Donning the equipment of field geologists – goggles, rock hammers, and field microscopes – students observe the geologic characteristics of the San Bernardino Mountains.

Building on the theory of plate tectonics, students observe the landscape, examine rock samples, and try to decipher the riddle of Southern California’s mountainous terrain.

A walk down the Geology Trail, past lichen-covered boulders and seasonal washes, helps students understand the processes of weathering, erosion, and soil production.

Students try their hand at prospecting, using gold pans at the creek.

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