Welcome to Vagabond Geology! We believe strongly that geology has influenced most of human history, continues to influence our world and most importantly, impacts you directly! The effects of geology are all around you if you know what to look for. Ever paddle down a river...thank geology; ever ski a mountain...thank geology; ever fish in a lake...thank geology. Geology creates soils, different plants grow in different soils, different animals feed on different plants...hence, animals you find in the wild are there because of the geology! Geology creates mountains and valleys, mountains and valleys affect climate therefore geology affects climate. Geology creates the minerals we need to live on, it stores the fresh water we depend on, it created the fossil fuels we rely on, it brings to the surface critical rocks we build with and precious stones we love with. Impact of geology in our lives is everywhere! ...Understand geology and you'll understand your world!
Recent Updates Oct 2019 - Added beginning & ending photos for the Santa Fe Trail field trip Mar 2019 - Added Global Warming video by John Coleman, co-founder of the Weather Channel (under Earth Science Topics) Mar 2019 - Added 9 trail diary links as Supplemental Reading material for Year 3 Jan 2019 - Added Trilogy - Year 2 - "Trail of Tears/Santa Fe Trail" for UT talks - Added Trilogy - Year 3 - "Oregon/Mormon/California Trails" for Sr U Talks Jan 2018 - Added Trilogy - Year 1 - "Lewis & Clark Expedition" for UT talks - Added Trilogy - Year 2 - "Trail of Tears/Santa Fe Trail" for Sr U talks Feb 2017 - Added Six Weekly Trilogy - Year 1 - "Lewis & Clark Expedition" talks given at Senior University, Georgetown Nov 2016 - Due to problems with compression software, all 12 files for the last six weekly classes at Senior University Georgetown & UT's OLLI-Forum have been re-uploaded Oct 2016 - Added Six Weekly "Darwin to DNA" talks given at Senior University, Georgetown & UT's OLLI - FORUM Sept 2016 - Added "Who are the Vagabonds" under "Other Topics of Interest" in the main menu