Before any field study with students, I visit and hike the sites we are to visit, noting features of interest, cautions, and forming an understanding of the places in my own mind. I take digital photos, and, with my Macintosh hooked to the classroom monitor, get the kids curious about the sites before we ever visit. You might consider doing the same. If you're a teacher, this preparation is tax deductible!
A well-written geologic history of this area is available at the Sedona Web Cam site.
Many thanks also to the EXCELLENT sponsor team. They are awesome: Bobby Jones, Susan 'Pizza' Izzarelli, Michelle Cooper, and the OSCAR student mentee, .
Introduction | Verde Salt Mine | Schnebly Hill | Overnight | Cinder Cones | Montezuma's Well