Geology and Natural History of Yellowstone

Geology and Natural History of Yellowstone

Course Number: GEO X460.79

4 units

Spanning the roof of the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most spectacular places on earth. Recognized by the United States as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yellowstone is famed for its scenic grandeur, unparalled geysers and hot springs, and extraordinary displays of wildlife. It is also one of the most active and violent volcanic regions in the Western U.S., with the potential for colossal eruptions in the future. Join a week-long exploration of the amazing landscpae and history of Yellowstone.

Available Sections

Starting Jul 15


Starting Jul 15

Course Fees



Gary Arce [ bio ]

close [x] Gary Arce, M.S., Instructor, Geology, Victor Valley College and Mentor Teacher, Apple Valley High School. Arce's articles and photographs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, and he has published professional papers dealing with environmental hazards and alternative energy resources in Alaska. He is also the author of an acclaimed book on Yosemite rock climbing, "Defying Gravity -- High Adventure on Yosemite's Walls."


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Jul 15 - Jul 20, 2018

Includes campground from Sunday night through Friday morning. Times may vary.

6 Meetings


Field Site

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Section Notes:

No previous background in geology is necessary. Transportation to Yellowstone National Park is the responsibility of the student. Includes campground from Sunday night through Friday morning. Information on accommodations and camping will be provided. Visitors not permitted. Refund deadline: July 6.


No Textbook Required.


No Prerequisites for this course

Available Sections


Section No.: 181CPD005

Dates: Jul 15 - Jul 20, 2018

Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Instructor: Gary Arce

Textbook: No Textbook Required

Location: Field Site

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