Death Valley with the GEODE Program

Before I moved here to Western, I was finishing up my PhD and managing a geoscience education program at UC Riverside. Part of that was the GEODE Program, which was focused on recruiting underrepresented minority students from the local school district and community colleges into geology by exposing them to the many rad opportunities our field has to offer and by providing them with resources to get into geology programs at four year universities like UCR.

I was really sad to leave the GEODE Program, but I've stayed involved from afar and this past week, I got to lead a field trip to Death Valley for 28 high school students from Riverside Unified School District. The trip was amazing and I will be writing more about it in the next couple of weeks, but here are photos from our trip!