year during Earth Science Week, the Northern California Geological
Society hosts a fun and educational Teachers Day at Black Diamond
Mines Regional Park in the San Francisco Bay area.
spent the day with Northern California Geological Society members
and park rangers, starting with several hours underground in a refurbished
sand mine, learning the local geology from AAPG member Ray Sullivan
and taking a geological mine tour.
looked at the same rock unit on the surface, followed by a tasty
barbecue. In the afternoon, the rangers conducted a tour of the
local historical cemetery, giving the teachers sample exercises
that can be done if they bring their classes back for a day at the
mine (very popular).
wish, the teachers can earn an education credit for the day.