September 2016 – Completed

Faulting and Uplift along the Front Range of the Rockies

Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain Junior High -1200 W Cheyenne Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

*We will be traveling via bus to various sites around Colorado Springs

Guest Presenter: Dr. Steve Getty

Chains of mountains are a prominent feature of Earth. Mountain formation is a driver for the growth of continents, the development of earth and energy resources that we use, the evolution of terrestrial ecosystems, and the patterns of regional climate. This HUB course will investigate model- and field-based evidence for uplift along the Front Range of the Rockies. After this day, participants will have a better understanding of the evidence and processes that led to the growth of the Front Range of the Rockies, and how this connects to the regional climate and ecosystems.