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Friday, September 13 • 8:30am - 12:00pm
Field trip: Exploring Geology at Point Lobos State Reserve FULL

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Millions of years of geology are represented at Point Lobos, where gorgeous Cretaceous granitic formations outcrop aside conglomerates deposited in underwater torrents that dumped into submarine canyons. Trace fossils of ancient marine life can be seen in the sandstones of the Carmelo formation. On this field trip we will learn about the geology and sketch the outcrops and rock types. Using a geologic map as an aid, we will use our drawing skills an a tool for interpreting and recording the landscape history of this beautiful and geologically dramatic state park.


Emily Underwood

Emily Underwood is an artist and educator based in Central California. Blending her background in both science and art, she explores landscape histories through the mediums of painting, printmaking, and bookmaking. She has degrees in Earth Sciences and Geology from UC Santa Cruz and... Read More →

  Field Trip, Practicum
  • Requirements Your sketching kit; mornings can be chilly, so dress warmly in layers; also, bring water, hat, sunscreen, walking shoes, snacks (you can pre-order box-lunch to pick up after class at Mott).
  • Location Key #2 on event map