Death Valley 2018

Photo credit: Jerry Osborn

Welcome to the UNBC Geography's 2018 Death Valley Field School site!

Join us in the mountain and desert landscapes of the southwestern US, where we will explore the incredible geological and geomorphological formations of Death Valley and Owens Valley, collect and analyse ground-based and airborne data, and learn about water resources in this arid region. This field school is for UNBC undergraduate and graduate students as well as students outside our university. We will facilitate non-UNBC student participation via Skype/BlueJeans before our departure.

A field school information session will be held on 1 February 2018 at 7 pm, Room 5-155. Pizza provided!

Instructors: Dr. Brian Menounos (brian.menounos@unbc.ca; http://couplet.unbc.ca/) and Dr. Joseph Shea (joseph.shea@unbc.ca).

To indicate your interest in the field school and to receive email updates, please complete the 2018 Application Form & return to either instructor in person, via email, or by dropping it off at the Geography office (8-149).


Key Details

  • Where: UNBC – Prince George Campus & Basin and Range region (eastern California, Arizona, Nevada and southern Utah)
  • When: 1-4 May 2018 (Prince George) and 6-15 May 2018 (southwestern US)
  • Who: 3rd and 4th year undergraduates in Physical Geography, Environmental Science and Engineering or Natural Resources Management students interested in geology and geomorphology, and geospatial datasets, developing field skills and experiential learning. Graduate students in Physical Geography, Environmental Science and Engineering and related disciplines
  • How: students are responsible for their travel to and from Las Vegas, NV. Food, accommodation, and transportation will be organized by the instructors and covered by course fees
  • How much: Tuition fees + travel to/from Las Vegas + course fees ($1100)

Courses

Official registration will open in late January 2018.

** Prerequisite undergraduate courses: none.

Undergraduates

GEOG-333 - Geography Field School PLUS
GEOG-498 – Special Topics: Fluvial geomorphology in semi-arid environments AND/OR
GEOG-498 – Special Topics: Water resources in the arid southwestern US

Graduate students

NRES 763 (Geography Field School) PLUS
NRES-798 – Special Topics: Fluvial geomorphology in semi-arid environments AND/OR
NRES-798 – Special Topics: Water resources in the arid southwestern US