Intro to Geology of Sonoma County

To register for our other geology-themed class (September 23 – Earth Air, Fire Water: How Geology Rocks Life in Sonoma County) click here to visit that event page. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023
10:00am – 2:00pm

$35 per person
Ages 12 and up welcome 
Meet at the Dwight Center

Have you ever wondered about the diversity of rocks and landforms that can be seen in our local landscape – how did they get here, what are they made of? What is the Franciscan Mélange? How are faults and volcanoes represented here? From the unique topography of the Coast Ranges to the soils and plants that thrive here, the features we see all around us are controlled by geology. In this class taught by Rebecca Perlroth, you will learn basic concepts of geology, earth history, and the rock cycle through a local lens. Discover how Pepperwood is representative of our region’s fascinating geology, and walk away with a better understanding of the forces which have shaped our landscape over millennia. This class begins with an introductory discussion, followed by a hiking exploration in the field. We will stop to eat lunch in the field, please plan to bring a trail-ready lunch to carry with you. 

We highly recommend that you watch our previously recorded class presentation, Geology of the Mayacamas – featuring Rebecca Perlroth, before you join us. This video will give you helpful background information to support your learning in the field!  Find it on our YouTube channel here. 

NOTE: This course provides a thorough introduction to geological features and forces in our region, and can serve as an excellent “Geology Part I” when paired with our other geology-focused class, Earth, Fire, Water, Air: How Geology Rocks Life in Sonoma County, on the following Saturday, September 23. Deepen your understanding by also registering for the other geology class to be your “Geology Part II”.

Instructor Bio:

Rebecca Perlroth has spent the past 20 years studying and teaching the geology of California, and currently teaches geology at Santa Rosa Junior College. She earned her BS from Tulane University, and her MS from UCLA. 

 

Ease of access/hike level: This event includes a slow to medium paced hike of moderate hiking level, covering up to 3 miles on varied terrain including some steep inclines and uneven surfaces. Bathrooms and water are available at the meeting location.

Weather & Cancellations: This event will go on in light rain. However, it could be canceled in the case of heavy storms, unhealthy air quality or other unforeseen circumstances. In the case of cancellation, registrants will be notified via email.

Though we love dogs, pets are not allowed on the reserve. When visiting Pepperwood, please leave pets at home for their wellbeing and that of our wildlife. Thank you.

Please, no smoking at Pepperwood.

COVID Protocols: All events will follow current regional health safety guidelines. Please practice good health hygiene, and physical distancing when possible. If you do not feel well, please do not attend.

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For all questions about this event, please contact Holland Gistelli, Education Program Coordinator, at hgistelli@pepperwoodpreserve.org or (707) 591-9310 x 124.

2023-09-16 10:00 2023-09-16 14:00 America/Los_Angeles Intro to Geology of Sonoma County

To register for our other geology-themed class (September 23 – Earth Air, Fire Water: How Geology Rocks Life in Sonoma County) click here to visit that event page.  Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:00am – 2:00pm $35 per person Ages 12 and up welcome  Meet at the Dwight Center Have you ever wondered about the diversity […]

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