MORESE at UTSA

MORESE Field Trips


Expense-paid field trips are an integrated portion of the MORESE program. The geology field trips included sedimentologic, stratigraphic, and diagenetic factors that control aquifer quality as a groundwater resource. Hydrology and water resources field trips included major watersheds and aquifers in south central Texas. The field trips brought together all supported students, while mentoring faculty and scientists were strongly encouraged to participate. We invited two local K-12 science teachers to join the trips each year. These teachers were selected from a pool of applicants and served as part of our pipelines of outreach to K-12 students. Qualified minority undergraduates not already involved in the research program were also invited to join the trips if space was available. We believe this was a great experience for both faculty and students to meet, collaborate, learn, and communicate in a geoscience- or engineering-oriented field and lab environment.

Summer 2013: Northwestern USA Field Trip

Dr. Lance Lambert led this year's field trip with help from several graduate students.
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Date
Activities

July 21

Meet at San Antonio International Airport. Assemble at 11:30am near the Delta Ticket Counters, Terminal A.
Arrive Salt Lake City, UT at 3:58pm. Get rental vehicles and travel to Days Inn Brigham City, UT (435-723-3500).

July 22

Travel to Butte, MT. Sites/stops along the way. Super 8 in Butte (406-494-6000).

July 23

Travel to Kalispell, MT. Sites/stops along the way. Super 8 in Kalispell (406-755-1888).

July 24

Glacier National Park, MT.

July 25

Glacier National Park, MT.

July 26

Glacier National Park, MT. Buy groceries for 3 days. Yellowstone Gateway Inn (406-848-7100).

July 27

Yellowstone National Park, WY.

July 28

Yellowstone National Park, WY.

July 29

Yellowstone National Park, WY.

July 30

Travel to Grand Teton National Park, WY. Sites/stops along the way. Colter Bay Village Cabins (307-543-2811).

July 31

Travel to Salt Lake City, UT. Sites/stops along the way. Return rental vehicles; depart 7:55pm, arrive San Antonio 11:41pm.

 

Summer 2012: Western USA Field Trip

Dr. Lance Lambert led this year's field trip with help from several graduate students.
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Date
Activities

June 19

San Antonio to Washington Ranch, NM

June 20

7 Rivers, Last Chance Canyon, Sitting Bull Falls, [Dark Canyon]

June 21

Basinal Roadcuts, Walnut Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns

June 22

Western Escarpment, GSSP

June 23

Washington Ranch to Albuquerque, NM

June 24

Albuquerque via Chaco Canyon to Farmington, NM

June 25

Farmington via Mexican Hat/Goosenecks/Monument Valley to Flagstaff, AZ

June 26

Grand Canyon [Meteor Crater]

June 27

Hoover Dam to Phoenix, AZ

June 28

Phoenix to El Paso, TX

June 29

El Paso to San Antonio

 

Summer 2011: Central Texas River Basins and NASA Center Field Trips

Dr. Hatim Sharif leads this year's field trips with help from several graduate students.
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Date
Activities

May 8-9

NASA Trip (Houston): We will leave from the parking of the BSE building at 5:00 pm on Sunday May 8th. We will be back before 5:00 pm on Monday the 9th.

May 10

San Antonio River area (San Antonio): We will leave from the parking of the BSE building at 8:00 am. We will be back before 5:00 pm.

May 11

Edwards Aquifer Authority (San Antonio): We will leave from the parking of the BSE building at 8:00 am. We will be back before 5:00 pm.

May 12

Lower Colorado River Authority (Austin): We will leave from the parking of the BSE building at 8:00 am. We will be back before 5:00 pm.

May 13

Guadalupe and Blanco River Authority (Seguin/New Braunfels): We will leave from the parking of the BSE building at 8:00 am. We will be back before 5:00 pm.

 


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