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Get out, stay out, and stay alive
Get out, stay out, and stay alive

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Product Code: E042

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Title: Get out, stay out, and stay alive

Year: 2003
Series: Educational Series 42
Format: 8 pages, brochure with color photos

(2003 Earth Science Week Field Trip, October 18 and 19)

This year’s Earth Science Week public field trip is designed to encourage people to get out into the backcountry surrounding the Reno-Sparks area to explore and appreciate our rich geologic history and mining heritage, while at the same time educating people to “Stay Out and Stay Alive” when it comes to abandoned mine workings. It is for anyone who wants to find out more about local geology, abandoned mine safety, and Nevada mining and environmental concerns. It is also for anyone who wants to collect a variety of volcanic rocks, the ore minerals pyrite and enargite, and 16 million-year-old leaf fossils in diatomite, a sedimentary rock. Local geoscientists will accompany you on the trip to answer questions on any of these topics.

In keeping with the theme of National Earth Science Week 2003, “Eyes on Planet Earth: Monitoring Our Changing World,” we will learn about some of the ways earth scientists monitor changes in the earth’s crust-measuring the pH of stream water, testing for dissolved solids in mine drainage water, observing groundwater-monitoring wells, looking at water chemistry data from a mined area, and discussing how GPS satellite data can help us monitor tectonic changes in the Earth’s crust.

This approximately 60-mile round trip will take us to sites located 20–25 miles north of Reno near the Pyramid Lake Highway. The first two stops will require only high-clearance vehicles, but the last stop will be on a very rough road up Perry Canyon probably requiring a four wheel-drive vehicle.

Remember to Stay Out and Stay Alive! brochure, video

Original Product Code: E42