A Wooster Geologist in Sicily

June 2nd, 2013

MountEtna060213CATANIA, SICILY, ITALY–This summer Wooster’s Team Italy consists of only me. Maybe in the future I’ll take students here for Independent Study projects depending on what I find. I’ve just arrived in the city of Catania on the eastern coast of Sicily. Above is a view of the gorgeous Mount Etna from the plane as we landed. This volcano dominates the city, both structurally and historically. More on that later. Twenty-three hours of travel through four airports has tuckered me out. Luckily we have an early dinner at 8:00 p.m.

I’m here for the 17th meeting of the International Bryozoology Association. It starts with a glorious field trip around the island. I plan to report daily as long as there is a wirleless connection.

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