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Living on the Edge

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Are you new to the Bay Area? Do you wonder about the San Andreas Fault and earthquakes and how people live with the threats it poses? What makes California geology rock and roll? Do you ever ponder how humans fit into the pageant of life on earth and how the deep geologic past is studied? Do you want to discover the best beaches and hidden redwood forests? Do you wonder where your water comes from?

You are living on the edge for the next four years!

Fall and Spring Quarters

This class is a weekend field trip to the Pacific Coast during fall and spring quarters.  Tour local beaches, geology, landforms, earthquake, volcanic and climate hazards with expert guides. Enjoy a locally grown, seasonal BBQ dinner and camp overnight on the Santa Cruz coast.  Get to know your fellow students and faculty and graduate students in the Earth Sciences. You will come away with a better sense of your local Earth and your place within it.

Trips are led by Professor (Research) of Earth and Planetary Sciences Martin Grove, or Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences Elizabeth Miller. [GEOLSCI 5]