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The Bear Post

One of the wonderful benefits of working in the wilderness is the potential for interaction with wildlife. Sometimes, we’re entertained by energetic jackrabbits. Sometimes, camels eat our lunch. Always, we keep safety at the forefront. The British Columbia team was … Continue reading
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Another Perspective on British Columbia

Guest blogger: Liz Plascencia 15 days. 22 bears. 4 bald eagles. 47 rock samples. Wow. What a trip. I, a native Los Angeles city dwelling kid, have had the utmost pleasure of accompanying such a dynamic and energetic team of … Continue reading
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Returned from British Columbia

Bears = 22 Bald Eagles = 4 Wolves = 2 Stone Mountain Sheep = 4 Marmots = Too many Helicopter Rides = 2 Impromptu Trip to Hyder, AK = 1 Samples Collected = 47 Successful Trip? Most definitely Fieldwork in … Continue reading
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Going off the Grid for Pillow Lavas

Tatogga Lake, British Columbia – We’ve been traveling for four days and have finally arrived at our destination: Tatogga Lake. Tomorrow, we’ll be traveling by helicopter to our field site. It’s the first helicopter ride for most of us and … Continue reading
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Pillows, and Dikes, and Bears. Oh My!

Guest Bloggers: Mary Reinthal, Julia Franceschi, and Liz Plascencia Greetings from Smithers, British Columbia! It is day three on the road and we are less then 2 days away from arriving at our field site – Pillow Ridge here we … Continue reading
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B.C. Bound Part II: Here’s to Not Getting Eaten by Bears

Guest Bloggers: Julia Franceschi and Mary Reinthal A little over a week ago at Spoon market in downtown Wooster, we met our research collaborators from Dickinson College. Although it was the first time we met rising junior Liz Plascencia and … Continue reading
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Almost ready for British Columbia

Guest Blogger: Liz Plascencia   It’s safe to say that time truly does fly. Seemingly having know Mary and Julia for years, I am reminded that my arrival to The College of Wooster was a little over a week ago. … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists Present at AGU 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Today was a big day for Wooster Geologists Alex Hiatt (’14) and Mary Reinthal (’16). They presented their work on subglacial volcanic ridges, along with Ellie Was (’14, Dickinson College). You may remember these fantastic undergraduate … Continue reading
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Highlights from the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union is once again taking place the festive city of San Francisco. Mild weather and sunny skies have greeted the 22,000+ geoscientists who have traveled from across the globe … Continue reading
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Science Highlights from IAVCEI 2013

KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN – Although the eruption of Sakurajima on the mid-conference field trip was the ultimate highlight of the IAVCEI 2013 Scientific Assembly, let’s not forget that there were also four full days of excellent talks and posters on the … Continue reading
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