Dr. A. Joshua West

Undergraduate and graduate field teaching

My philosophy is that education in the Earth and environmental sciences is greatly enriched by hands-one experience, and particularly by getting out of the classroom to see and learn about the "real world" context of the major problems tackled in the courses I teach.

Field trip photos

Come back soon for photos from field trips over the past couple of years!

Regular field trip destinations

GEOL241 (Future of Energy)

Chevron Refinery & Inglewood Oil Field, 1⁄2 day


GEOL 470 (Environmental Hydrogeology)

LA Aqueduct from Source to Your Home, 2 days

USGS Drilling Site in Los Angeles Basin, 1⁄2 day

Burbank Groundwater Treatment Facility, 1⁄2 day

Hydrology of the San Gabriel System, 1-2 days


GEOL 460 (Geochemistry)

Geochemistry of the Owens Valley, 3 days


GEOL 105 (Planet Earth)

Geology of the LA Basin, 1 day