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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hiking with Boyscouts
On Monday, Troop 4076, out of El Centro, visited the museum and took a hike through Shell Canyon to learn about the geology of the Imperial Valley. Our discussions centered around the types of rock created by volcanic activity, then we went to see them. The Boyscouts were thrilled by the towering walls of Shell Canyon, and were surpised by how much evidence there is of recent volcanic activity in the Imperial Valley. Many of the scouts had never hiked out into the desert, but Monday turned out to be a great day to earn a hiking badge.