Earth science courses at WVC include introduction to physical geology, geology of the Pacific Northwest, environmental geology, introduction to astronomy, introduction to weather, a course on earth's changing climate, and special topics and independent study. The Earth Sciences department at Wenatchee Valley College currently offers geology of the Pacific Northwest as an online course, teaches introduction to astronomy as a hybrid distance learning course that meets in person for labs, and makes use of digital learning and communications tools to enrich all its courses.
Scientific study of earthquakes, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions, extreme weather, wildfires, asteroid impacts, and other disruptive events. Introduces and applies elements of geology, meteorology, physics, and astronomy. Examines human factors, risk reduction, disaster prediction, monitoring, alert systems, and disaster recovery. Includes historic examples and disasters in the news.