Surprisingly Minimalist Site for
ESS 305 Geology of the National Parks



Revised Syllabus for Spring 2018

Example of a Park Summary

Keeping a Field Notebook

Logistics and Gear for the Field Trips

Instructions for the Field Trip Reports

Example of a Group Presentation

Study Guide for Midterm (20 April)


Lecture Slides

Introduction to Course

Earth's Interior and Plate Tectonics

Geologic Time, Continental Cratons, and Voyageurs NP

Rocks (for review only, not covered in the lecture)

Constructing North America

Notes for Certain Slides in the North America Lecture

Mammoth Cave NP

Appalachians and Great Smoky Mts NP

Grand Canyon NP



This page was last updated on 17 April 2018. Please contact the instructor, Dr. Michael Harrell, with any questions.

Department of Earth and Space Sciences
College of the Environment
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington