Earth & Planetary Sciences

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ERTH 132 Death Valley


Depart - Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 5:45 am 

Return - Sunday, April 14, 2019, 6:00 pm

Cost - $104 plus unit fees

How to Sign Up

Add the course on Pipeline (either CRN # 54450, 54451, or 54452), and pay registration fee and field course fee within 7 days. If you do not pay the fees within 7 days, you will be automatically dropped from the class. Additionally, if you have an outstanding balance of any other fees on your account and it is not paid within 7 days of registration, you will be dropped from the field course. Be sure to check your Pipeline account!

Financial aid -  There is a limited amount of scholarship money available to qualified students.  Scholarships are based on need and merit.  See your instructor if you wish to apply for aid.  All scholarship applications are due no later than Tuesday, March 19, 2019.  

If applying for a scholarship, register as explained above and you will receive a credit to your account if you receive a scholarship. OR wait to register until after scholarships have been awarded and pay the balance of the course fee ($52). 

NOTE: If you are adding within the last 10 days of the course departure date, you MUST provide a receipt to Libby Gans in EBS 114 showing that all fees are paid.

Transportation - Santa Barbara Airbus and SBCC vans (no private vehicles).
Food - Staff from the School of Culinary Arts prepares your meals.  
Accommodations - We do not camp at established campgrounds with rest rooms and/or shower facilities.  You should be prepared to adapt as needed.

Support Staff - The Earth Sciences Lab and Field Technician, Kevin McNichol, organizes and supervises the logistics of the trip and camp setup.  He is assisted by a group of volunteer field trip veterans known at the Woolly Crew. First aid kits are provided for each group and in camp if needed.  Earth Sciences Tutors are also available to help you study.

Pre/Co-Requisite - In order to register for any field course through Earth and Planetary Sciences, a student must be currently enrolled or have taken one of the following courses: ERTH 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 122, 125, 126, 131, 132, 141, 151 or ENVS 115 or GEOG 101. If you do not fulfill the Pre/Co-Requisite, you can challenge the requirement. To learn more, please read: Pre/Co-Requisite Challenge for Field Courses.

Refunds -  If you have to withdraw, you must notify your Earth Science instructor no later than 4 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2019. Your space on the trip is not transferable.  If you miss the trip, you will not get a refund.

For more information, click on the following topics:

Field Course Information Sheet

Equipment List

Student Conduct Agreement

Scholarship Information and Application

Pre-trip Orientation Sheet

Safety Guidelines 


Contact  Michael Robinson, Stephanie Mendes, or Kristen Sneddon or come by the EPS office in EBS 114!

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