"Geysers and grizzlies and glaciers, oh my!"
The national parks may be America's best idea, saving the finest parts of the nation for everyone to enjoy forever. What better way to learn about the natural world than to tour the parks with us? We'll explore how the mountains and valleys formed and why they often come with volcanoes and earthquakes. You'll see what really killed the dinosaurs and how we can help save their modern relatives in the parks. With film clips, slide shows, and our geological interpretations of classic rock songs, isn't it time for a road trip?
Watch a brief video introduction from Dr. Alley!
The more I learned in your class, the more I wanted to learn.
Your enthusiasm and passion for the subject matter was very inspiring, and I looked forward to doing the assignments and readings each week.
I did not want to leave school behind me without letting you know how much your class meant to me, and how much it helped me.
About Your Guides
Dr. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences and Dr. Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Professor of Geosciences, will be your guides through the national parks and the worlds of geology, tsunamis, volcanoes, glaciers, deep time, evolution, extinction, biodiversity and global warming.