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Soils as a Tool for Quaternary Geology Short Course
Fri, May 5, 2017, 8:00 AM – Sat, May 6, 2017, 5:00 PM MDT
The Utah Geological Survey, with support from the Utah Professional Geologists Licensing Board, is holding the Soils as a Tool for Quaternary Geology short course Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, 2017, at the Utah Department of Natural Resources Building in Salt Lake City.
Day 1 will be a classroom format discussing soil science concepts, vocabulary, and several case studies. Day 2 will be a field trip to two sites to examine various soils in-person. The short course will be valuable for geologists, engineers, resource professionals, students, and others involved in Quaternary geology and soils, and will be taught by Dr. Martha Eppes of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Day 1 - Soil Science in Geology: From the Basics to the Tricky Lectures and Discussions (DNR Auditorium)
- Soil Science Concepts and Vocabulary
- Soil Production and the Critical Zone
- Soils as a Basic Mapping Tool
- Soils as a Basic Dating Tool
- Soils as a Tool for Understanding Landscape Evolution
- Soils as a Tool for Understanding Ecology
- Paleoseismology Applications
- Observables in Soil Interpretation: What does it mean, how to use observations, and the limitations
Day 2 - Field Trip
- We will visit two to three field sites to interprete and discuss various aspects discussed during Day 1.
Meet in front of the DNR Building by 7:45a, as the field trip bus will be leaving at 8:00a sharp to two to three field sites. Please wear appropriate field clothing and boots. We plan to return by around 5:00p to 6:00p.
The registration fee of $65 includes one short course booklet, Day 2 field trip transportation, and a morning break, lunch, and afternoon break for both days, or $78 that includes one short course booklet, Day 2 field trip transportation, hot breakfast on Day 1, and a morning break, lunch, and afternoon break for both days.
Short Course Site (DNR Auditorium)
The DNR Building is open 8:00a - 5:00p Monday to Friday, including the Natural Resources Map & Bookstore (http://mapstore.utah.gov/) in the Main Lobby. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to sign in with the security desk at the main entrance. Signs will be posted directing you from the Main Lobby to the Auditorium on the 1st floor.
Transportation and Parking
Visitor parking is available in front (south side) of the DNR Building for those driving to the short course. The building is immediately east of the intersection of Redwood Road and West North Temple. Exit Interstate 80 at Redwood Road (SR 68) and travel north to West North Temple. Just north of the Redwood Road/West North Temple intersection, turn right at the next driveway past the KFC/A&W and follow the parking lot around the west end of the three story brick portion of the DNR Building to the south visitor parking lot. The main entrance is adjacent to the south parking lot.
The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) TRAX Light Rail Green Line Power Station (1500 West) is one block to the east of the DNR Building. The Green Line runs from the Salt Lake International Airport, east to downtown Salt Lake City, and then southwest to West Valley City. TRAX trains run every 15 minutes weekdays, and 20 minutes weekends from downtown to the airport, University of Utah to the east, Draper City to the south, and West Valley City and Daybreak to the southwest, including transfer to UTA FrontRunner commuter rail service to Ogden and Provo.
For travel related questions, please contact Pam Perri, UGS (801-537-3305, email@example.com, or for other questions, please contact Steve Bowman (801-537-3304, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Grant Willis (801-537-3355, email@example.com).
Sponsors and Support
Sponsored by the Utah Geological Survey. Partial funding for this educational opportunity has been provided by the Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing and the Education and Enforcement Fund.