Students in the 9th grade Young Geoscientists Field Course will begin their geologic adventure of Texas. For most of the students this will be their first time out of the classroom to study very cool science in the field. The first year of the Young Geoscientists Field Course will allow students to learn about the diverse geologic area of Southwest Texas, specifically the land around Uvalde, TX.
Students will see evidence of an ancient volcano along the dry Frio River and they will learn that at one point, millions of years ago; Texas was at the bottom of an ocean. They will be able to rummage and discover ancient fossils and visit the Knippa Basalt Quarry and the Uvalde Asphalt Quarry. 9th grade Young Geoscientists will also get to see the second largest bat population in Texas fly out of the Annandale Ranch Bat Cave and learn how caves are formed. During this trip students will be prepared to apply what they learned out in the field when they return to their freshman year of high school with confidence.