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Wooster Geologists in Southwestern Utah (May 2018)

This month, our geological technician Nick Wiesenberg and I had the privilege of taking two Wooster Independent Study students into southwestern Utah to do research on the Carmel Formation (Middle Jurassic). The students were Ethan Killian (’19) on the left … Continue reading
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Who belongs on Cockatoo Island?

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Science and culture on Team Jurassic Utah’s last day

Santa Clara, Utah — We spent our last full day in this beautiful state enjoying nature, visiting local historical sites, and ending with a fantastic museum. This morning began with a short journey through Snow Canyon State Park, which is … Continue reading
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Staging Australia: Theatre, Art, and the Opera House

Today we departed our hotel at 6:25am for an early morning backstage tour of the famed Sydney Opera House. Our nearly three hour journey began through the large underground passageway where materials and supplies are brought into the building and … Continue reading
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An oyster ball nursery and Veyo pies on our last field day in southwestern Utah

Santa Clara, Utah — When you want to sort out how something grows but can’t actually watch it do it, you look for examples of individuals in various developmental states. You can learn a lot about human growth, for example, … Continue reading
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Good on ya! – Sydney Bridge Climb

This afternoon, our small, fearless subgroup climbed up the Sydney Bridge. What, for me at least, was going to give us another vantage point on the breathtaking Sydney Harbour became an education on human ingenuity. The three of us were … Continue reading
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Zion National Park, and life in Santa Clara, Utah

Santa Clara, Utah — Visiting Zion National Park is an obvious activity for Team Jurassic Utah, considering it is made of beautiful Jurassic rocks. We took the opportunity today. Well, half of the team. Galen and I weren’t feeling well, … Continue reading
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Arrival in Sydney

We are thrilled to have arrived in Sydney, our first destination in Australia! We have spent a fascinating year reading about many aspects of Australian culture, under the theme of “Isolation and Connection: Australia in the Globalizing World.” Australia has … Continue reading
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Team Jurassic Utah finishes essential data collection

Santa Clara, Utah — A dull but direct title. Every Independent Study advisor knows this critical point in the process: when your students have collected the data necessary to actually do their projects. With discovery-based science like ours on this … Continue reading
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Jurassic hardgrounds and Holocene lava flows in southwestern Utah

Santa Clara, Utah — Team Jurassic Utah spent the day on Galen Schwartzberg’s Independent Study project, the sclerobionts of the Carmel Formation. We began with the above carbonate hardground at the appropriately named Hardground West (HW) locality. (Just a few … Continue reading
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