Teaching

“If you can’t explain things simply, you don’t understand them well enough.”

Albert Einstein

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Students of the 2015 New Mexico Field Geology class search for evidence of dinosaurs in the Jurassic Entrada sandstone, which overlies the Petrified Forest member of the Chinle Formation, which forms the colorful slopes in the background. These rocks are exposed on the east limb of the famous anticline near San Ysidro, NM. Cabezon volcanic neck can be seen in the distance in the upper left corner of the photo.
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Students in New Mexico Field Geology learning about the depositional processes of ash-flow tuffs at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, a spectacular natural laboratory for studying volcanic rocks. Here, students are looking at depositional layering within the 6.7 Ma Peralta Tuff, which erupted from the Valles Caldera in north-central New Mexico.

 

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