David Bero teaches a group of geology students how to make rocks thin enough for use under a microscope in a recent class
February 20, 2015

After more than 20 years of research, Sonoma State University geology professor David Bero has published detailed maps of Ring Mountain and the Tiburon Peninsula. He presented these new maps as the featured speaker of the SSU Geology Club's lecture series on February 19.



An SSU Geology student surveys the landscape on a recent trip to the Death Valley area.
April 17, 2017

abo, Vegas and Miami may be the trendy spring break spots, but for one group of Sonoma State University students the geologic wonderland of Death Valley was the hot place to be this spring.

Students in GEOL 420: Integrative Field Experiences spent their week south of Death Valley honing...

student examines geological features
November 16, 2016

Geologists study the Earth around us, and there is no better way to learn than by actually looking at rocks in the field. It is for this reason Sonoma State University geology students embark regularly on excursions to remote areas, and a group of 17 students just returned from the Southern...

owen anfinson working on his sand project
June 7, 2016

Do you ever think about the sand between your toes at the beach? Sonoma State University Geology Professor Owen Anfinson sure does. And if that sand is from the coast near Point Reyes, he can tell you it's older than many dinosaur fossils and possibly formed when the land was part of the Arctic'...

rock landscape
September 12, 2016

Sonoma State University's Geology Lecture Series brings speakers from around Northern California to the Rohnert Park campus. Lectures are in Darwin 128 at noon on Thursdays. All are welcome to join the speaker for an informal lunch on campus after the talk. Admission is free, parking is $5-$8 on...

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