JESSE jones park (active geology)
This local walk through the park is very educational applications of classroom concepts and a good introductionary trip for groups of all ages.
For those looking to explore the local active geology. The duration of the trip varies in time from two to three hours depending on the participant’s focus.
What You’ll Explore:
〉 Soil horizon described in erosional exposure – defining soils and what their colors tell you about the environment.
〉 Paludal swamp environment – how swamps form and how the wildlife is affected by the environmental conditions. With a focus on the geologic evidence left behind.
〉 Paleobotany – comparing modern plants in the park to their fossil ancestors and how these affect animal life.
〉 Wildlife – Noted animals are armadillos, raccoons, whitetail deer, copperheads, red-eared sliders, coyotes and others.
〉 Floodplains – the formation of riparian floodplains and hurricanes.
〉 Point bar and cut-banks – how they form and why. We often find small highly polished petrified wood here.
〉 Rivers and Levees how river systems form and transform the environment through flooding.
〉 Flooding – The park displays the effects on annual flooding, but since hurricane Harvey the park has had massive changes.
〉 Neighborhood drainage – how human activity affects these systems.
〉 Geology and Paleontology – for geology students we will look at the rocks that form in these environments.
Gravel, boardwalk, and sandy trails
Covering soil horizons
Botony and general ecology
Post Hurricane Harvey sand deposits
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Trip Details and Logistics:
- The entire trip is hiked inside the park.
- Self-provided transportation with free parking.
- Sunscreen and insect repellent is advised.
- Appropriate clothing should be worn during all hikes based on temperature and time of year.
- Trips change depend on the season and weather.
- To book a trip or inquire more details, email me at: email@example.com
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