Celebrate the 2016 Spring Equinox with a geology road trip  through the eastern Coast Ranges with renowned Geologist Eldridge Moores and his wife Judy Moores and help raise money for Cool Davis at the same time!

From newbies to seasoned rock hounds, adults and teens are encouraged to join the carpool caravan scheduled to depart Saturday, March 19, at 8am and to return at 5pm. These spots fill up fast. Early enrollment is highly recommended.

The tour will begin its loop with volcanic rocks west of Winters, incorporate fascinating facts about geologic processes like subduction, and uncover obsidian in Napa Valley. Don’t miss your chance to touch a fault in Rockville.

The trip will be both fun and a fundraiser for Cool Davis, a local non-profit organization.

Participants will need to bring a picnic lunch. While older teens would enjoy the trip, it is not appropriate for children or animals.

To sign up or get more details, contact Judy Moores at jemoores AT aol.com.

The cost of the tour is $50 per participant. The departure point will be shared upon receipt of payment.


Eldridge Moores guiding a geology fieldtrip
Eldridge Moores guiding a geology field trip

Eldridge Moores

Eldridge Moores is an American geologist who specializes in tectonics, structural geology, petrology, ophiolites, and the geology of the continental crust of the Western United States among others.

Moores is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California Davis, who collaborated with author John McPhee on the seminal and award-winning book Assembling California.

Past president of the Geological Society of America (GSA) and editor of the society’s journal Geology from 1981 to 1989, Moores is the recipient of the GSA’s Distinguished Service Award and the Geological Association of Canada Medal.

Together with geologist Robert J. Twiss, he has co-authored two textbooks: Tectonics and Structural Geology.


Judy Moores next to 350 logo
Judy Moores, co-founder of Cool Davis Initiative believes we must reduce emissions to 350 Parts Per Million.

Judy Moores

Since childhood, Judy Moores has loved being outside and teaching others about the natural world. In college, she studied biology. As a young woman and later as a mother, she worked to co-found two science museums.

More recently, she led the effort to make the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis a Green Sanctuary and co-founded Cool Davis to help implement the City of Davis’ Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. Judy Moores is a delightful and dedicated Cool Davis board member.

The mission of Cool Davis is to inspire our community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a changing climate, improve the quality of life for all, and to have fun doing it.

Donations to Cool Davis, a non-profit organization, are tax-deductible.