This fall term Dave Bice and Sandro Montanari led a group of 25 students and two lab assistants through the highlands of Italy. They were based at the Geological Observatory in Coldigioco; courses included the Geology of Italy, Field Observational Skills, Basin Analysis, Event Stratigraphy and an Independent Study project.
The Dolomite Mountains
Marin, Aaron and Emily make the summit!
Pacifico (the peaceful van), Ganga, Polverina (little dusty one), Opel, Machine de Jerome (the vehicle of Jerome, the French T.A.), Bianca Neve (snow white), and the infamous Sedan Hussein.
Dave in his native habitat.
T.A.'s Ali Macalady and Scott Propson.
Pete scaling the steepest slope.
Dave leading a discussion in the Dolomites.
About half the group paused for a picture in Assisi
September 26 was the most memorable day of the program as the concept of Tectonics took on new life.
Towns near the epicenter suffered heavy damage, although Coldigioco escaped unscathed.