Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology is leading a free field trip this Saturday October 21 to celebrate Earth Science Week. Students, families, and the general public are all welcome to attend this free geology field trip to Carson Valley.
Geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Carson Valley—in celebration of Earth Science Week 2017 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.
Major stops on this field trip will include the following:
- A "young" one-million-year-old cinder cone volcano
- Evidence of ancient rivers flowing from central Nevada to the Pacific Ocean before the Basin and Range of Nevada dropped down because of faulting
- Recently active earthquake faults
- Geothermal springs
- The 2014 Hot Spring Mountain flood and debris flows
You must sign up online prior to the field trip and sign a waiver. Please print out a paper copy, sign, and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip starting point.
Please meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot at the Starbucks at 3325 Retail Drive, Carson City, NV 89706. You will be able to use the restrooms and we will collect your completed waiver forms before leaving promptly by 9:30 a.m.
Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer. The day's activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots.