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Experiential Learning on Ice (with some water)

Tom Lowell, Aaron Diefendorf and four students from the University of Cincinnati met up with the Wooster Geologists to core Browns Lake. We thank Marvin Sandy, who manages the bog for the Nature Conservancy for guidance and permission to do … Continue reading
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Checking in from the Far East

We are currently finishing our first leg of field research on Sakhalin Island, Fareast Russia, and today we are traveling to Vladivostok to stage the next two weeks of sampling climate-sensitive trees. This is  collaborative Wooster project funded by NSF … Continue reading
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We must have walked 10 million miles.

Guest Blogger: Abby VanLeuven June 26th: Marble Mountain Our arrival at the southern end of Marble Mountain begun with the sighting of 3 orcas that as Dr. Wiles explained were a sign of good luck. Thus began the assent into … Continue reading
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We looked it in the eye

Guest Blogger: Andy Nash Gustavus, AK. June 25, 2013 – As our research trip to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve winds down we have some time to reconnect with the world and share some stories from our trip. The … Continue reading
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A Beautiful Day at Fern Valley

A large crowd of community members congregated on Saturday to show their appreciation for the donation of Fern Valley to The College of Wooster as its new field station. Betty and David (retired French Professor) Wilkin donated the tract of … Continue reading
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TREE CAMPUS USA – The College of Wooster

On a beautiful homecoming afternoon in September – The College of Wooster celebrated its new designation as a Tree Campus USA. This special designation of The College of Wooster was lead by Beau Mastrine, director of grounds (above).  Partners … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Expedition 2012

This summer (26 July through 2 August) I had the pleasure to serve as a guest geologist on a rafting trip to the Grand Canyon. The trip logistics were engineered by Doug Drushal under the auspices of Environmental Experiences, Inc. … Continue rea… Continue reading

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Memoirs of a Glacier

Blog Post By Jennifer Horton Lauren Vargo and I conducted our Senior I.S. field work in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a beautiful park in the small town of Gustavus, Alaska.  GBNPP is a gigantic park that covers a … Continue reading &#… Continue reading

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From the Desert to the Rainforest: Heading to Alaska

(Guest Blogger: Lauren Vargo) From the dessert to the rainforest, several other Wooster geologists, Dr. Greg Wiles, Jenn Horton, and myself, traveled to southeast Alaska. The main goal of the trip was to investigate Adams Inlet in Glacier Bay National … Continue reading

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Sand and Gravel in the Holmesville Moraine

The College of Wooster Geomorphology class set out to explore the Holmesville Moraine, a 20 minute drive south of Wooster straight down the Killbuck River Valley. It was a beautiful day, except for the rain. The first stop was Holmesville … Conti… Continue reading

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