Day 6 – Anza-Borrego / Geology Trip

Our last morning in the park.

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As we completed our time in the Anza-Borrego Desert, we took a tour of the Begole Archaeological Research Center guided by Collections Manager Dr. Lyndon Murray.

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As we drove throughout Borrego Springs during the week, we would to see these large metal creatures. As we drove out of town for the last time, the students take a moment for a fun group shot.

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Dr. John Whitmore explains sand dune migration at the Barchan Sand Dunes at Salton Sea.

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Dr. Whitmore describes how sand dunes form.

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Students are asked to identify the different sand grain structures throughout the dunes.

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Dr. Whitmore gets in on identifying sand grain size.

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We stopped at the Salton Sea.


It smells really bad! Dr. Whitmore enjoyed taking a picture of me reacting to the terrible smell.


Dr. John Whitmore explained the history of the 50 mile long manmade lake & why the fish die and are washed to shore to rot and dry up.


Just behind the students, you can see a row of dead fish. The entire shoreline consists of crushed up fish bones & barnacles.

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