Credits: 1

Prerequisites: none.


Geology investigates the structure of the earth with a focus on landscapes in the Adirondack Park. Topics include Earth’s formation, plate tectonics, minerology, weathering/erosion, mountain building, and surface geomorphology. Field trips are an essential component of this course. Local topographic features, including rocks in the High Peaks and Ausable River, will be studied in the field. The course concludes with a scenic flight giving students a bird’s eye view of topics students have studied all year.