Field Trips

Death Valley Devils Golf Course and Telescope Peak, Death Valley, California - Spring 2006, photo by Jason Barnes [death valley3] src = fieldtrips/images/racetrack-dv-jbarnes.jpg alt = Death Valley width = 460 caption = Elevated view of Racetrack Playa, Death Valley, California - Spring 2006, photo by Jason Barnes [campfire] src = fieldtrips/images/campfire-darcher.jpg alt = Campfire width = 460 caption = Campfire outside Flagstaff, AZ - Spring 2005, photo by Doug Archer [Canyon de Chelly] src = fieldtrips/images/canyondechelly-darcher.jpg alt = Canyon de Chelly width = 460 caption = Canyon de Chelly, Arizona - Spring 2007, photo by Doug Archer [dunes] src = fieldtrips/images/dunes-darcher.jpg alt = Dunes width = 460 caption = Dunes south of Pinacates Volcanic Field, Sonora, Mexico - Spring 2005, photo by Doug Archer [meteor crater] src = fieldtrips/images/meteor-crater.jpg alt = Meteor Crater width = 460 caption = Meteor Crater, Arizona - Spring 2005, photo by David Choi [pinacates] src = fieldtrips/images/pinacates-darcher.jpg alt = Death Valley width = 460 caption = Pinacates Volcanic Field, Sonora, Mexico - Spring 2005, photo by Doug Archer [xenolith] src = fieldtrips/images/xenolith.jpg alt = Mantle Xenolith width = 460 caption = Mantle xenolith found at Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico - Spring 2004, photo by Jason Barnes [sunset] src = fieldtrips/images/sunset-neish.jpg alt = Sunset width = 460 caption = Sunset near Sentinel, AZ - Spring 2005, photo by Catherine Neish [canyon de chelly2] src = fieldtrips/images/canyondechelly-neish.jpg alt = Sunset width = 460 caption = Canyon de Chelly, AZ - Spring 2007, photo by Catherine Neish [canyon de chelly group] src = fieldtrips/images/canyondechelly-group-neish.jpg alt = Sunset width = 460 caption = Fieldtrip group at Canyon de Chelly, AZ - Spring 2007, photo by Catherine Neish [monument] src = fieldtrips/images/monumentvalley-obrien.jpg alt = Monument Valley width = 460 caption = Monument Valley, Arizona - Fall 2004, photo by Dave OBrien

Field trips are an important part of our planetary sciences curriculum, as our own planet is the best laboratory to see the outcome of processes common to many planets. You learn more in 3-5 days out in the field than inside a classroom all semester.

PTYS 594a - Planetary Geology Field Practicum

The semester field trip explores interesting planetary analouges around the Southwest, and occassionally embarks on a week-long trip to distant locales such as Yellowstone and Washington State.

PTYS 554 - Planetary Surfaces

The core class has 2 short fieldtrips as part of its curriculum, one to the location of the PtyS 594A trip that semester, and the other to Flagstaff, Arizona.