Geology and Natural History of Death Valley

Course Number: GEO X451


1.5 units

Learn how such processes have contributed to the present form of Death Valley. Topics include:

  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Lake formation
  • Sedimentation
  • Mountain-building
  • Desert plants and animals
  • The colorful human history of the region

Available Sections

Starting Mar 17


Starting Mar 17

Course Fees


$195 (Non Credit)


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."


Sat, Sun 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Mar 17 - Mar 18, 2018

Sat., Mar. 17, 9:00 am- 6:00 pm, Sun. Mar. 18, 8:00 am- 4:00 pm. Refund Deadline: Mar. 10.

2 Meetings


Field Site

[ map ]

Section Notes:

Transportation and overnight accommodations are the responsibility of the student. Visitors not permitted.


No Textbook Required.


No Prerequisites for this course

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