Earth History Field Trip
Each semester, an optional, extra credit field trip is offered for lecture and laboratory students in Earth History. The trip typically visits Virginia Kendall Park within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In addition to being beautiful, the site offers the opportunity for students to examine and interpret modern stream processes and the nature of deposits developed in a meandering stream as well as to contrast those sedimentary deposits with the sediments deposited by a Pennsylvanian age braided stream complex preserved in the Sharon Sandstone. Students will also have the opportunity to squeeze through huge joints in the formation that have opened up as a resulting from mass movements of blocks of the sandstone downslope. The trip is fun as well as instructional.