Deposition, Erosion, Dinosaurs, an Inland Sea: The Dynamic Geology of the Front Range

  • May 17, 2018 12:00am - 12:00am

Date:  Indoor class, Thursday, May 17, Full day field class, Sunday, May 20

Donation:  $75 per person, including morning treats on Sunday

3 SPOTS LEFT Limited to 15 people in 4 cars

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We are delighted to be able to offer this two-part class by Ray Bridge, author of Geology of Boulder County.  Your introduction to this topic will begin with a Thursday night class, where Ray will introduce you to geological concepts and an overview of the geology of Boulder/Denver region.

On, Sunday morning, Ray will lead the group to localities where history is written in the rocks.  You will marvel at the abundant evidence of Cretaceous dinosaurs walking along a beach.  You will witness evidence of floods and seismic events and places where 37 million years ago, clouds of white-hot volcanic ash overwhelmed grazing titanotheres.  You will examine evidence of the latest tectonic rise of the Front Range and that of the preceding Ancestral Rockies. Stops will include sites at Boulder’s Flatirons, Rocky Flats, Coal Creek, Ralston Dike, Golden Gate Canyon, Triceratops Trail, the Golden Fault, Dinosaur Ridge, Red Rocks, Morrison, Castleton Canyon and Castle Rock.

Boulder County Audubon will provide Sunday mid-morning drinks and treats.  Please pack lunches, water, cameras and sturdy shoes.

Ray Bridge currently serves as Conservation Chair for Boulder County Audubon and is past chair of Plan Boulder County.  His long time love of geology and fossils makes him uniquely qualified to offer this trip!

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