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Museum sets field trips to Utah geologic sites

A series of public field trips to explore the geography of the Wasatch Front begins Saturday, sponsored by the Utah Museum of Natural History.

The trips are in conjunction with the museum's new summer exhibit, "Earth 2U, Exploring Geography," created by the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institution. Trips will study geologic hazards, canyons of the Wasatch Mountains, local records of global change and the future of the Wasatch Front.This Saturday's field trip examines the numerous natural dangers in the region, including earthquakes, floods, landslides and avalanches.

The five-hour field trip starts at the museum at 7:45 a.m., with participants paying a $15 fee. They should bring their own lunches. The bus leaves the museum at 8 a.m. and returns at 1 p.m.