Principles of Field Geology

Teaching Assistant, UC Santa Cruz, Earth & Planetary Sciences, 2019

Field-based course focusing on fundamental geologic principles, field skills, and the creation of geologic maps.
Instructor: Dr. Hilde Schwartz


Lead laboratory sections designed to develop and practice critical field and mapping skills. Attend field trips, assist students in fieldwork, help oversee camp set-up and break-down.

Topics Covered

Using a Brunton compass and orienteering, reading topographic maps, interpreting and making geologic maps, sedimentary rock ID.

Field Sites

New Idria, San Benito County, CA
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Contra Costa County, CA
Año Nuevo State Park, San Mateo County, CA
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Monterey County, CA
UC Santa Cruz Campus, Santa Cruz County, CA