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Geology of the Grand Canyon

Course number : 19728   ID : 89118    Class Section : Spring 1
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The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular geologic features on planet Earth. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide in its western portion, and over a mile deep. We will take a “trip” from the bottom to the top of the canyon. Along the way, we will visit ancient rock formations almost 2 billion years old. On our way up, we will view the caves in the Redwall Limestone and discuss how these caves hold important clues to the canyon’s incision and evolution. Finally, we'll watch a National Geographic video, Birth of the Grand Canyon, that presents the most recent theories on when the Grand Canyon was carved in order to answer controversial questions. How old is the Grand Canyon? Was it carved entirely by the Colorado River in the last 6 million years, or did parts of it form long before that time?

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
Carol A. Hill 

 

Notice

Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

Tuition: 

$39.00


Registration Closes On
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/1/2020 - 4/15/2020 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Carol A. Hill