Wooster Geologists return to Estonia

July 6th, 2012

KURESSAARE, ESTONIA–It took longer than we expected, but three Wooster geologists and four colleagues from Ohio State University are finally on the island of Saaremaa and ready for our fieldwork in the Silurian limestones along the shores here and on the smaller island of Hiiumaa to the north. We had a missed connection which delayed us a day in Tallinn, and everywhere we went our reservations were difficult to find, but it has at last worked out. Above you see Richa Ekka and Jonah Novek, two Wooster seniors who will be studying the Silurian sections for their Independent Study theses. Behind them is Moon Sound between the Estonian mainland and Muhu Island as viewed from a car ferry. Richa and Jonah are part of a long tradition of Wooster students who have worked in Estonia, some of whom you can meet by clicking our Estonia tag to the right.

Now we’re off to buy some lunch and take advantage of the fantastic weather to see some rocks. Much more will follow!

The view from my hotel room of Kuressaare Castle. Nice, eh?

3 Responses to “Wooster Geologists return to Estonia”

  1. Cheryl Roferon 06 Jul 2012 at 10:02 am

    Tere tulemast Eestis!

  2. Mark Wilsonon 06 Jul 2012 at 11:07 am

    Thank you, Cheryl. Much to come from our visit to this beautiful island and country.

  3. […] full team includes Wooster students Jonah Novek and Richa Ekka (introduced before), Ohio State University graduate students Mark Peter and Alyssa Bancroft, and OSU undergraduate […]

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