Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mishaps with Hammers

Today was definitely another adventure in the field. Although we didn’t travel far from our home base in Ephraim (less than 1 mile from home), there was plenty of excitement. We tackled the Green River Formation at Gal Hill, which … Continue reading

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Ohio, Some Fun, A Little Bit of Geology, and Back

Guest Blogger: Jesse Davenport We always hear about how all geologists have the opportunity to go to fantastic places in far away lands. Or at least that was what I thought, while I envied my professors from afar. However, this … Continue reading

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Wooster geologist in New Zealand!

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND–And it’s not me! Wooster geology student Andrew Collins is in a study abroad program on the South Island of New Zealand.  He has promised to share with us his geological experiences now and then. Andrew recently traveled … Continue reading

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Kveðja frá Íslandi! (Greetings from Iceland!)

Guest Blogger: Becky Alcorn Meagen og ég kynntist í Boston í gær og hafði tiltölulega viðburðasnauður flug til Íslands. Við komum á hostelið okkar í kringum miðnætti og komst hversu frábær hún var sannarlega. Ekki aðeins var flugvellinum skutla strætó … Continue reading

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A New Way to do Stratigraphy / Paleontology

Elizabeth is completely fixated with stromatolites, and the obsession became even stronger today when we found ~200 feet of stromatolites within the massive Quarry Bed at Temple Hill. As Elizabeth and I oohed and awed over each stromatolite on the … Continue reading

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Green River Stratigraphy at Temple Hill

On Sunday, we traveled a short way down the road to Manti to work on Temple Hill, home of the Manti Temple. Our goal was to learn about the stratigraphy of the Green River Formation at this locality, and we … Continue reading

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Professor Greg Wiles is Wooster’s newest Shoolroy Chair of Natural Resources

WOOSTER, OHIO–We are very pleased to announce that Greg Wiles has been promoted to Full Professor and named the Shoolroy Chair of Natural Resources at The College of Wooster.  Greg has been at Wooster since 1998 and is our geomorphologist-dendrochronologist-paleoclimatologist … Continue reading

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Field Camp in Utah – A Woo Reunion

Hello from Ephraim, Utah!! I just finished teaching my three week portion of Ohio State’s field camp with David Elliot (OSU, igneous petrology). To my surprise this year, field camp became a mini Wooster reunion, because Elyssa Krivicich (’09) was … Continue reading

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Coring Odell Lake

The dedicated team of Wooster Geologists, Sarah Appleton, Stephanie Jarvis, and Dr. Greg Wiles met up with the sleep deprived team of Geologists from The University of Cincinnati, Bill Honsaker, Gianna Evans, and Dr. Tom Lowell. The goal of day … Continue reading

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Scene from the lab

WOOSTER, OHIO–I spent a good part of the day in the paleontology lab of Lisa Park, one of our accomplished Wooster Geology alumni who teaches at the University of Akron.  We took scanning electron microscope images of microconchid specimens I … Continue reading

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