Colorado Plateau Beauty: Rocks, Structures, Landscapes and People

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 3:00am to Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 5:00am
The Dorothy Rubel Room at the Poetry Center 1508 E. Helen Street Tucson, Arizona 85721


This is a multi-session seminar and must be taken as a series.

January 23 until March 27, 2014 (no class on March 20 due to UA spring break)

Regents' Professor Emeritus; Provost Emeritus: George Davis
Geologist and Photographer: Peter Kresan

The Colorado Plateau is a sublime geologic province renowned for its breathtaking rock formations and landscapes. During our exploration of the Colorado Plateau, we will descend the Grand Canyon, ascend the Grand Staircase, cross the Escalante, explore Canyonlands, experience the Four Corners, absorb the Painted Desert, and ultimately complete our journey on the San Francisco Peaks. Panoramic and aerial images will aid in storytelling and help frame points of primary emphasis. Along the way we will sample some of the art, poetry, and literature inspired by the region and its human history. Moreover, we will learn about pressing environmental threats and issues related to the ethos of land use.