Wooster Geologists on Camera — Spotlight on Dendrochronology

WOOSTER, OHIO–Greg Wiles and members of his crack dendrochronology team from our tree-ring laboratory are being filmed today for a PBS program called “Our Ohio“. It is great fun watching the TV crew setting up their equipment, and our faculty, staff and students getting ready for their close-ups. We thought you might like to see a few pictures of the process. In the image above you see Greg thoughtfully listening to instructions from the field producer.

Here’s a closer view of the camera set-up, including a small monitor that shows exactly what the camera sees.

Jenn Horton (’13), looking stylish and Wooster-branded, is talking to the film crew as they set up the dendrochronology lab with lights. Tree-ring lab veterans know this room well! (I think it looks a little cleaner than usual.)

Greg Wiles and our ace technician Nick Wiesenberg at one of the dendrochronology stations prior to filming. Nick had just dated a particular barn in question as having been built in — spoiler alert! — 1845. A preliminary date, Greg quickly adds.

The TV crew van parked outside Scovel Hall this morning, greatly enhancing our departmental prestige on campus. (Everyone knows, after all, they didn’t come here to interview philosophers.)

We hope to have more photos later of the outdoor filming. Well done, Wooster dendrochronologists!

About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.
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6 Responses to Wooster Geologists on Camera — Spotlight on Dendrochronology

  1. Kit says:

    Yay trees-ring lab!

  2. Anne Krawiec '06 says:

    The lab’s expanded since my tree ring days. Looks good!

  3. Terry Workman '10 says:

    Woooo! Go Greg and the Dendro crew. The lab certainly has expanded.

  4. Tech Nick says:

    Thanks for the extra press Mark! And nothing like a good humored
    ribbing toward our colleagues. Look out for some witty return fire!!

    I have learned that making TV is much more complicated than dating….
    structures in Ohio.

  5. Anna Mudd says:

    Were this like Facebook, I would “like” Nick’s comment. 😀 Nice post about the lab!

  6. Fred Stockwell says:

    Would you be able/interested in timeline dating a log cabin?

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