Geology and Natural History of Yosemite: A Weekend of Discovery

Course Number: GEO X460.1


1.5 units

Enjoy the spectacular landscape and natural history of Yosemite National Park. Saturday is spent in Yosemite Valley studying glacial features, igneous rock characteristics and natural history. On Sunday, weather permiting, you will venture into the magnificent high country to explore sparkling lakes and alpine meadows. Topics include:

  • Park geology
  • Glaciation
  • Flora and fauna
  • Native American culture
  • Park history and
  • Current park management practices


No Prerequisites for this course

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