Important: In case you are wondering if we proceed with the scheduled field trips in the event of rain, the answer is YES!
Trip 1 Materials: Logistics for Trip1.doc
Google Earth Tour of Trip 1
(For best results, save to desktop, then rename folder with a .kmz extension.)
Trip 2 Materials: Logistics for Trip 2.pdf
Trip 3 Materials: Logistics for Trip3.pdf
Trip 4 Materials: Logistics for Trip 4.pdf
Orientation Power Points / SMUT Poster
3D Animation of San Diego's Geologic History: I started this project a few years back using 3D Studio Max. My strategy was to start with the present San Diego landscape and work backward in time to show the geologic history of the county first in reverse and then again going forward in time. I did the last 50 thousand years or so but my goal was to do about 300 million. I fell just a tad short of my goal. Anyway, here's the movie: The Last 50,000 Years There's no narration but the movie shows:
Here's a nice introduction to the Geology of Southern California.pdf
Here's the San Diego Museum of Natural History's take on the Geologic History of San Diego: http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/research/geology/geo_intro.html
Here's an OK "video" showing a geologic history for San Diego. http://naturebytesvideo.com/bytes_S-T/san_diego_geo_history.html The graphics are a bit muddled, but the story, although simpler, is fairly consistent with that presented in this class. The same site has lots of other videos on the Natural History of San Diego. Worth a look: http://naturebytesvideo.com/otherstuff.html
Here's a link to Lauren's photos from the first trip to the Salton Trough.