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Flocks and Rocks

Date: June 6-14, 2020
Ages: 21+
Cost: $1450

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Join geologist Jack Oviatt and ornithologist Arch McCallum for a fusion of their disciplines as we explore a little-known corner of the Southwest—Leopold Country. Aldo Leopold (1885-1948) created the academic field of wildlife management, helped found the wilderness movement, and proposed the Land Ethic as a guide to our place in nature. We will visit places from his early career that inspired his world view and were immortalized in his classic A Sand County Almanac, as well as learning about his connection to New Mexico through his wife Estella Bergere, a scion of the formidable Luna family. Along the way Jack will enthrall us with inanimate wonders from Pleistocene lake shores to Precambrian quartzite and Arch will reveal how birds common in Canada and others fond of Mexican deserts can all be found along our transect from the Rio Grande to the White Mountains. We’ll visit the radio telescopes at the Very Large Array (VLA) along the way. There is something for every naturalist on this expedition. Expect lots of good stories, laughter, and great food, too!

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Geology of Western NM

Date: TBD
Ages: 16+
Cost: $275

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Explore the wealth of archaeology and geology found in the Southwest with local and knowledgeable experts. Western New Mexico offers unique opportunities to walk through geologic time and explore the question of how the geology of an area affects the biology of the region. Learn about the relationship between the Ancestral Puebloans and this land. Explore vast vistas that tell the natural history of a region defined by volcanoes and ancient oceans while walking the same areas as the dinosaurs. Enjoy full moon evenings, campfire chats and night hikes as well.

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Geology

Flocks and Rocks

Date: June 6-14, 2020
Group size: 10-16
Ages: 21+

Join geologist Jack Oviatt and ornithologist Arch McCallum for a fusion of their disciplines as we explore a little-known corner of the Southwest—Leopold Country. Aldo Leopold (1885-1948) created the academic field of wildlife management, helped found the wilderness movement, and proposed the Land Ethic as a guide to our place in nature. We will visit places from his early career that inspired his world view and were immortalized in his classic A Sand County Almanac, as well as learning about his connection to New Mexico through his wife Estella Bergere, a scion of the formidable Luna family. Along the way Jack will enthrall us with inanimate wonders from Pleistocene lake shores to Precambrian quartzite and Arch will reveal how birds common in Canada and others fond of Mexican deserts can all be found along our transect from the Rio Grande to the White Mountains. We’ll visit the radio telescopes at the Very Large Array (VLA) along the way. There is something for every naturalist on this expedition. Expect lots of good stories, laughter, and great food, too!

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Please contact us with any questions!

Geology

Geology of Western NM

Date: TBD
Group size: 6-20
Ages: 16+

Explore the wealth of archaeology and geology found in the Southwest with local and knowledgeable experts. Western New Mexico offers unique opportunities to walk through geologic time and explore the question of how the geology of an area affects the biology of the region. Learn about the relationship between the Ancestral Puebloans and this land. Explore vast vistas that tell the natural history of a region defined by volcanoes and ancient oceans while walking the same areas as the dinosaurs. Enjoy full moon evenings, campfire chats and night hikes as well.

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Included in the price:

  • All meals
  • All transportation
  • Staff, educators, field specialists
  • All gear necessary for group expedition

 

This trek is offered as a collaboration with UNM Continuing Education. When you click “Register for this trek,” you will be directed to their webpage. 

Please contact us with any questions!

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