MORE Science at UTSA

MORE Science Field Trips


Summer 2008: Central Texas River Basins and Watersheds Field Trip

Dr. Hatim Sharif in the Deptartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UTSA led the 6-day field trip to examine the major river basins and watersheds. There were 10 MORE students and 7 other students and visiting/exchange scholars from sciences or engineering majors attended the trips.

Date
Activities

May 19
Monday

San Antonio River Authority in San Antonio, TX.

May 20
Tuesday

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority in Seguin, TX.

May 22
Thursday

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) in Austin, TX.

May 23
Friday

Edwards Aquifer in San Antonio, TX.

May 26-27
Monday-Tuesday

Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple/Hewitt, TX.

 

Summer 2007: West Texas Field Trip

Dr. Lance Lambert in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at UTSA led the 6-day field trip to west Texas and southern New Mexico. It was such a great experience for all of students (7 students attended). Dr. Xie was one of the drivers for the trip.
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Date
Activities

July 26
Thursday

Travel to Washington Ranch in Guadalupe Mountains; regional geology and ecology.

July 27
Friday

Shallow Shelf strata.

July 28
Saturday

Reef [and Carlsbad Caverns].

July 29
Sunday

Slope and Basin.

July 30
Monday

Western Escarpment GSSP; structural geology.

July 31
Tuesday

Travel back to San Antonio.

 

Summer 2006: West Texas Field Trip

West Texas and southern New Mexico are desert areas featuring extensive and noteworthy geologic outcrops and exposures including ancient and recent volcanics, rift valley faulting, mineralization, karst, and evaporated basins. This is one of the best places in the world for studying geology and applying geological remote sensing techniques. Dr. Lance Lambert in the Deptartment of Earth and Environmental Science at UTSA will lead the 10-day field trip. In addition to the 10 MORE Science students, 8 geology majors will join the field trip. Dr. Xie will be in the first part of the trip and Dr. Ponomarenko will join the last part of the trip.
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Date
Activities

May 17
Wednesday

Leave UTSA, travel to El Paso. Stay at LaQuinta Baymont.

May 18
Thursday

All morning and early afternoon at UTEP: presentations given by UTEP professors, discussions, and campus tour.

Later afternoon: explore Hueco Mtns and Salt Flat Graben. Stay at Washington Ranch, NM near Carlsbad Caverns.

May 19
Friday

Arid shelf environments: shoreline, shallow shelf, back reef, island deposits.

May 20
Saturday

Reef and slope environment, Mckittrick Canyon.

May 21
Sunday

Basin environment, western escarpment, Guadalupe Mtns.

May 22
Monday

Basin road cuts, regional geology, travel to Big Bend. Stay at Big Bend Motor Inn.

May 23
Tuesday

Structural geology.

May 24
Wednesday

Big Bend volcanics.

May 25
Thursday

Stratigraphy of the Edwards aquifer environments.

May 26
Friday

Regional facies relationships, travel back to UTSA. Stay at your home.

 


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