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Take a virtual tour of seven of the United States’ great national parks with Rice University professor of geology, Dr. Cin-Ty Lee. Walk back in time through the stratigraphy of the Grand Canyon, examine the role of glaciers and climate in shaping the landscapes of Yosemite and Glacier National Parks, and explore the past and present violence of volcanoes in Hawai'i, Yellowstone and Big Bend National Parks.

This lecture series will also delve into the unique ecology of some of our national parks, with a close-up tour of the flora and fauna of these parks, from the buffalo and wolves of Yellowstone to the California condors of the Grand Canyon and the alien desert plants of Big Bend National Park. Join the adventure and experience some of the greatest treasures of the United States.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
+ The Grand Canyon: Geologic time and the forces of erosion
+ Yosemite: Glaciers, majestic pines and John Muir
+ Glacier and Rocky Mountain National Parks: Mountains and grizzlies
+ Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: Islands born from volcanoes
+ Yellowstone: Geyers, supervolcanoes and the American Serengeti
+ Big Bend National Park: From ancient seas to desert landscapes

CO-SPONSOR:
+ Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Rice University

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Section Title
The Nature and Geology of U.S. National Parks
Type
Online, self paced
Dates
Sep 29, 2020 to Oct 30, 2020
Delivery Options
On-Demand  
Course Fee(s)
* non-credit $210.00
Instructors
Section Notes

This course will be held online in an on demand format.  Access information will be sent prior to the course start date.  Access will be available Sept.29 through Nov. 30. For questions, contact cpcoord@rice.edu

 

Refund Policy
A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.