Trace of the San Andreas Fault
Learn about the seismic and geologic history of California and earthquake studies along the San Andreas Fault Zone. The nearly 800-mile-long San Andreas Fault is the tectonic plate boundary between the Pacific and North American plates, from north of San Francisco to the Gulf of California.
Take a guided virtual field trip, observing the trace of the fault at stops through the Cholame Valley, the town of Parkfield, and along Bitterwater Valley Rd. to the Carrizo Plain, lying within the eastern interior of San Luis Obispo County. Examine evidence for small and large-scale fault movements, observing aerial and ground level views of faultline linear valleys and ridges, fault scarps, offset stream drainages, folded rock layers, and sag ponds. Take a walk along the famous Wallace Creek fault offset on the Carrizo Plain, where more than 20 feet of ground movement occurred during the great Fort Tejon earthquake of 1857.
DATES: Thursday, September 16, 2021
TIME: 7:00 - 8:30pm
MODE OF DELIVERY: Live Remote - Zoom
INSTRUCTOR: Steve Schubert
QUESTIONS: Contact instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Meet the instructor|
Steve attended college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received a Master’s degree in Field Biology and a Life Sciences Secondary Teaching Credential. He taught high school biology and earth sciences for several years, has taught natural history courses for Cuesta College Community Programs more than 25 years and works as a naturalist instructor at a local residential outdoor school program called Camp KEEP (Kern Environmental Education Program), attended by more than 3,000 6th grade students each school year.
He served on the committee that published the book “Wildflowers of San Luis Obispo” and the eBook “Plants of the Carrizo Plain”. Steve authored the book entitled “The Peregrine Falcons of Morro Rock – A 50-year History”, available at Amazon.com. He is past-President of Morro Coast Audubon Society and is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Hi Mountain Lookout Project (www.facebook.com/condorlookout), a restored fire lookout in Los Padres National Forest where volunteers and college interns radiotrack the movements of California Condors and conduct biological field research projects. He has been a speaker and field trip leader for the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival each year since its inception more than 20 years ago.
Steve enjoys kayaking, running, biking, hiking, playing basketball, and wildlife and landscape photography (photos at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12571965@N07