Geology & Planetary Science
University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Reconstructing the depositional environment of a local rock formation part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
Each group of students works on a well defined local outcrop and decribes sedimentary units and fossil content. Based on this data they reconstruct the depositional environment, put it into a broader paleogeographic context and compare it to a modern environment.
Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
The main purpose of this class is to understand how the Earth's surface, climate and life have changed over geological time periods and that we are living on an ever changing planet.