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The past, present & future of the Valles Caldera

Bright red color on a map shows some of the volcanic activity of the Valles Caldera superimposed on grayscale, shaded topography.
Bright red color on a map shows some of the volcanic activity of the Valles Caldera superimposed on grayscale, shaded topography.
Study volcanism in the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico. Develop skills and knowledge about geologic features, volcanic geology, and landscape weathering by wildfires and climate change.

Grades 9 - 12
Geology/Chronology • Geomorphology
Activity


Educational Objectives

  • Compare and contrast New Mexico's Valle Caldera with other volcanoes and other areas effected by vulcanism.
  • Use Google Earth to explore and describe the effects of fire in Valles Caldera region.

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Audience
K-12


Observatory: Catalina-Jemez CZO

Author(s): Sarah Sharkey (Penn State), Tim White (Penn State) and Jon Chorover (University of Arizona)


Funding: NSF CZO