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NBMG Earth Science Week

NBMG Earth Science Week

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018 (8:00 AM to ~6:00 PM)

We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 13 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Fallon area—in celebration of Earth Science Week 2018 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.

There will be several geologists in attendance to help answer your questions about geology and identify a variety of rocks.

 

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.

Participants will meet at the Gold Building (2175 Raggio Parkway) in Reno at 8:00 AM and leave by 8:30 AM. The last stop will be Soda Lakes about 4:45 PM and then return to Reno.

For participants coming from Fallon, Fernley, or Carson City: Please meet at the Fox Peak Gas Station (615 E. Williams Ave. in Fallon) at 9:15 AM, 0.5 miles east of Maine Street on Highway 50, at N. Sherman St. Someone from NBMG will be at the gas station to give a short introduction and hand out guidebooks. We will depart from the Fox Peak Gas Station at 9:30 AM.

Field Trip Sign-up Form | Field Trip Waiver and Release Form

Field Trip Guide/Road Log | Map of Meeting Place

ESW Proclamation by the Governor | Field Trip Flyer

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.

NBMG coordinates annual geology field trips for the public during, or near, Earth Science Week. These field trips are fun, educational, family oriented, and always free. NBMG has been an active participant in Earth Science Week since it began in 1998. See information on previous ESW field trips at this site:

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/Geotripping.html

For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week website at: http://www.earthsciweek.org

Earth Science Week is October 14–20, 2018.

“The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2018 is “Earth and as Inspiration.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes.”

ESW Toolkit for Educators

Past NBMG Field Trip Guides

Be sure to check out NBMG geologic guidebooks!