Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Class Field Trip to San Salvador Island
Close to Home: The Mapping Project and Gerace Research Center
Clint ponders which group should get the compass as he readies the equipment for the class mapping project.
Class discussion out at North Point, not far from the Research Center.
Here the class looks at excavation burrows left behind by ancient wasps. These cliffs used to be migrating sand dunes and could have housed a variety of burrowing creatures.
Mapping project at Singer Point
Emily and Dorissa test out the measuring rope
Amalia, Ellen, and Callen Prepare to map a transect of Singer Point
|Jeff, Mike, and Dan work on another section of the shoreline|
An assessment of the sediment types from different areas is necessary to see what organisms contributed to sand creation. Here the class played a little guessing game trying to match the sand to the location.
Jean, Dan, Ellen, and Clint take a close look at the samples collected.
The class works on creating a group map for the coast of Singer Point. It takes time and cooperation to piece together the individual group work.
Enjoying dinner after a hard day's work.
And there is nothing better than spending the evening in the library talking with friends about geology.
Below is an aerial view of the Gerace Research Center campus.