Instructor Information: Caprise Steadman Harper
- Email: caprise.harper@UCAS-edu.net
- I prefer messages through canvas over emails.
- Office Hours: Tues 5-5:30 pm, Friday 1-3 pm, and other times by appointment. All meetings with me will be on Zoom.
I am glad that you are here and I hope that you are excited for this class. You are about to learn a lot of cool things about our Earth. I love studying geology and REALLY enjoy teaching this class. My Geology professor at Ricks College changed the way that I looked at the world and sparked my curiosity about volcanic eruptions - and that spark has only grown. I try to be that same kind of teacher for my students. I love getting them excited about the awesomeness of Geology and my number one goal is to have them find their own spark.
Nothing beats playing in lava. That was my favorite, but not only, encounter with a volcano. You can’t tell from the picture, but that little trickle of lava was so hot that it burned off my eyelashes and singed the fuzzy curls around my face. (Hawaii 2006)
I mostly grew up in Idaho near the town of Burley. I have a lot of happy memories playing on the Snake River and 4-wheeling on the family farm. No one is a bigger fan of Idaho than me! I stared college a couple of weeks after high school graduation and earned an associates degree at BYUI. And I had a blast doing it. I took cross country skiing, downhill skiing, bowling, wallyball (3 times), ballroom dancing and did two outdoor adventure programs. But I missed watching football so I transferred to BYU-Provo.