The field trip will take place Thursday, September 26, 2024 (the day after the GSA Connects conference) starting and ending at the Anaheim Convention center.
Explore the dramatic landscapes of the Coachella valley area with the IAGD. We will do some geo-tourism on the drive to our first stop, a scarp along an active segment of the San Andreas fault. A ride in an aerial tram up Mt San Jacinto will provide spectacular views of geologic features near and far, with lunch and time to explore and discuss at the top. In the afternoon, we will visit the Thousand Palms oasis, a unique hydrogeologic feature that owes its existence to the San Andreas fault. We will round out our tour with an examination of ventifacts and the processes that create these sand-blasted features near Palm Springs.
This trip is sponsored by the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (theIAGD.org), and is offered at no cost to participants. Our trips are designed for anyone who wants to see some great geology in an inclusive, accessible format. Transportation during the field trip, entrance fees and lunch are all covered thanks to our donors. All field trip locations, including the Palm Springs aerial tramway, are wheelchair accessible. Other accommodations, such as ASL interpreters will be provided upon request. Everyone is welcome! In order to ensure that priority is given to geoscience colleagues with disabilities or other needs that prevent their participation in other trips, an application form is required. Participants will be notified one month in advance of the conference.Please answer the following questions and click on SUBMIT to complete your application. Be sure to hit the SUBMIT button before leaving this page or your information will be lost.