Archive for March, 2011

Spring break 2011 — where are they now?

Last Saturday, 15 geology students and their fearless leader, Prof. Bartley, headed south to explore the Permian Basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico.  They’ll be looking at ancient coral reefs and rocks deposited in associated environments about 300 million years ago, when the region was covered by a shallow sea.  They plan to […]

Geology students join community sandbagging effort

As the Minnesota River continues its rise, Gustavus students Todd Kremmin (Geo ’12), Nick Alverson (Geo ’12) and Tom Einberger (ES ’12) joined other students and community members to sandbag the Nicollet County Historical Center and other properties in St. Peter.

Global Climate Change (GEO 237) looks back in time

In February (before the recent thaw), the GEO 237-Global Climate Change class retrieved two sediment cores from Lake Emily near St. Peter.  While we did not get a “long” record this time due to technical difficulties and time limitations, we did get a 2-meter, ~200 year record of environmental change as recorded in the sediments.  […]