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THE STORY OF OUR PLANET EARTH: THE FIRST 4.6 BILLION YEARS   

The class will look at the history of our planet, starting with its formation 4.6B years ago. We will move through the first appearance of solid land, the emergence of life, and the evolution of our current continents. We will also spend time looking specifically at the Denver basin, the ancestral and modern Rockies, and the Colorado Plateau. While this will be a course in geology, we will studiously avoid a heavy reliance on mineral names, specific rock formations, or on knowing the names of geologic periods. It will instead highlight the more general nature of the processes that took place in the past and that continue today to shape the planet that we call home. The goal is to be able to recognize the general landforms that we see when we travel and have a sense of the forces of nature that have most shaped those features.
 
  • THE STORY OF OUR PLANET EARTH: THE FIRST 4.6 BILLION YEARS
  • Fee: $65.00
    Item Number: s24STM103201
    Dates: 4/4/2024 - 5/23/2024
    Times: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Days: Th
    Sessions: 8
    Building: South - Columbine United Church
    Room:
    Instructor: Stuart Gentry
    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. This class is already in session.
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