Students will learn how to improve their trench and outcrop logs and descriptions of soils uncovered during seismic investigations. The course is taught by Dr. Glenn Borchardt, Ph.D., a recognized expert in the fields of paleoseismology and pedology. The course consists of classroom lecture on Friday, June 10. Saturday June 11 includes a trip to examine exposures at Point Pinole Regional shoreline.
Friday’s lectures will be held at Preservation Park (Ginn Large Parlor) at 660 13th Street in Oakland from 8am-5pm (lunch “on your own”)
Saturday’s field exercise will be held at Point Pinole Regional Park 8am-5pm (lunch provided)
The cost is $350 for AEG members, $400 for non-members, lunch included on Saturday only.
Dr. Borchardt is the Principal Soil Scientist for Soil Tectonics, Berkeley, California. Dr. Borchardt has a Ph.D. in Soil Mineralogy from Oregon State University, an M.S. in Clay Mineralogy from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.S. in Soil Science from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Borchardt is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist.