Intended AGENDA. Begin outside the Bistro Café (sixth floor just right (north) from the elevators).
Obviously, this is a hospital. Respect is part of our session. Do not become separated, it will be difficult to reconnect with us.
4 PM Repeat to remember, Remember to repeat.
From the 6th floor view, look at patterns, “Earth Science Outside” the HCH windows.
What shapes of landforms interest you? (Directed curiosity… role model how you can inspire curiosity).
What patterns of bedrock versus sediments do you recognize? (Directed curiosity… role model genuine interest).
Review “rules of younger than / older than” – What do we see outside that was on the “quiz” due in at the beginning of this session?
4:15 – 4:45 — Move to a few yards north and east of the Bistro Café.
Great landscape artists “read landscapes.” They see patterns. Study LeConte Stewart’s depiction of Mount Ben Lomond of Weber / Davis Counties.
4:45 PM Restroom break..
4:50 PM – 5 PM — Walk south and then to the left to the Shoreline Room.
HCH has graciously scheduled a seminar room for us. This provides a respite from walking, and opportunities for a brief review of concepts. The views from the windows include details of topography associated with Lake Bonneville, an “Ice Age” lake almost 1000 ft deep when at the level of HCH. Appreciate how patterns of Earth materials (bedrock versus sediment; and sediment size and shapes), and shapes of landforms (shorezones) are ways to identify former shorelines. The way to spot the Bonneville Shoreline, the highest level flooded by Lake Bonneville 15,000 years ago is to ask yourself: “At what level does it look like it was never flooded.” If never flooded, then above Bonneville. If “looks as if it were flooded” then it’s probably below the highest level of Lake Bonneville. Landforms, materials and processes are inter-related.
5:30. Walk to the elevators by the Point Restaurant and take the elevator to the Lower Level … “to HCH and parking.”
NOTE: Only two elevators go to that level! Don’t become separated. Take the elevators down as far as they go… you may need to change elevators to the ones that go all the way down to the Lower Level.
5:35 – 6 PM. Practice Landscape Literacy in the lower level (basement corridor images).
On the lower level, we will practice “landscape literacy” and discuss ideas on how to inspire curiosity about tectonics, Earth materials, and history. We will practice landscape literacy for images of Utah and elsewhere. Observe patterns that matter for Earth science. Think cause and effect. Be curious about “younger than / older than” relationships. Inspire “guided curiosity.” Phenomena! Indeed, Phenomenal!!
6 PM. We’ll find ourselves back in the HCH and parking garage.