Natural Sciences Guild Day Trip | Geology of Downtown San Francisco

Friday, November 8, 2013, 10 am–4 pm
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 10:00am

Join geologist and photographer John Karachewski on a three-mile meandering walk from Market Street to Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill, to hear the numerous geologic tales about downtown San Francisco.

We’ll begin our walk at First and Market Streets, and pass through the financial district, approximately following the pre-1849 shoreline of Yerba Buena Cove and the San Francisco Bay before the start of the Gold Rush. Along the way, we may visit a rooftop garden, a display of gold nuggets from the Sierra foothills in the renovated Wells Fargo Museum, and stop for lunch.

The second part of the walk will be uphill to Coit Tower, where we can identify landmarks and rock types, and summarize the region’s evolving plate tectonic settings, glacial cycles, and flooding of San Francisco Bay, historic watersheds, and the 1906 earthquake.

Our leader and guide, John Karachewski, holds a doctorate in geology, and is a geologist for the California EPA in Berkeley, conducting projects throughout the western United States. He is also the co-author of the popular book, Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region, which is available in the OMCA Store.

Cost is $50 and includes lunch. To reserve a space, please contact Tik Thurston at 510-865-4507, or tik.thurston@gmail.com.

Need more info? Contact naturalsciencesguild@museumca.org

For more information about OMCA Guilds, including how to join and a list of upcoming trips, visit museumca.org/travel-guilds