Geosciences in Alaska


Arctic Alaska Dinosaur Project

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Preparatory Field Trip to Pt. Reyes

Field Research in Alaska

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Pt. Reyes Field Trip
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As noon (and the turn-around point) approached, the hikers paused to munch, relax, and take another look at topgraphic and geologic maps of the area.

At the shoreline, the group continued to explore, observe, and add to their field notes.
They saw marine mammals—frolicking in the water, and fossilized in the rocks (below, left)! Another interesting feature the group pondered was tafoni, formed by an unusual weathering process (below, center). Some teachers chose unusual sampling methods.
Finally...they headed for home.  

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West Contra Costa Unified School District   UC Museum of Paleontology   University of Alaska Museum    National Science Foundation    The Mechanics Bank
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