Tag Archives: Alaska

Day 4 – Keck Gateway – Alaska

Day 3 consisted of Team Alaska exploring Juneau the way a tourist might. The group roamed around the downtown area stopping at quaint book stores, trading posts, and the Alaska State Museum. This allowed the team to relax their aching … Continue reading

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Team Alaska Day Two

Team Alaska hikes through the woods on a cloudy day to Cedar Lake. At this site they retrieved over 50 increment cores from 25 trees, which will be compared with tree-ring data from Cedar Lake collected in previous years. Lunch … Continue reading

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Team Alaska Day One

Day one involved team Alaska hiking the East Glacier Trail led by Brian Buma, a forest ecologist from the University of Alaska Southeast. Their goal was to sample yellow-cedar trees at high elevation sites and understand how the dynamics of the … Continue reading

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A Strong Start to the 2017 Keck Gateway Project

Guest Blogger: Addison Thompson (’20 Pitzer College and Team Keck Member) Amid our first official day at the College of Wooster, spirits were high as we embarked on the five week Keck Gateway Project.  The Gateway Project encompasses two different … Continue reading

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Wooster geologists begin their 2016 Geological Society of America meeting adventure

DENVER, COLORADO — Seventeen Wooster students have now arrived in Denver for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Eleven of them are giving presentations of some sort. We are very proud of each. Dr. Meagen Pollock and … Continue reading

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23 Hours of Sunlight and 22 Hours of Bugs (Part 2)

Guest bloggers: Andrew Wayrynen and Jeff Gunderson We take our berry picking very seriously Oh so you thought you got rid of Team Alaska, didn’t you? Yeah well, just as there are as many cedar sites in Juneau as there … Continue reading

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23 Hours of Sunlight and 22 Hours of Bugs (Part 1)

Guest bloggers: Andrew Wayrynen and Jeff Gunderson First attempt at collecting wood in Muir Inlet with Dan Lawson  Two College of Wooster geologists in the Alaskan wilderness is always a recipe for success. Thanks to Dr. Wiles and the geo … Continue reading

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Team Columbia returns in high spirits with bountiful samples!

Guest Bloggers: Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr (Girdwood, Alaska) Team Columbia is back from an exciting 8 days in the field.  Dr.Wiles, Nick Wiesenberg, Maddie Happ and Kaitlin Starr traveled via helicopter to Columbia Bay, Alaska beginning July 15th and … Continue reading

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BUGGY, WET, and AWESOME

Guest bloggers: Zach Downes & Wilson Nelson For me, the trip started in Juneau, Alaska.  We arrived in Juneau late with a couple of things to take care of the next day before getting in a small plane and heading … Continue reading

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Stuck in Girdwood

GIRDWOOD, ALASKA – The College of Wooster Tree Ring team set off for Columbia Bay Glacier this past wednesday. After arriving in Anchorage with no troubles we drove down to Girdwood to hopefully catch a helicopter with a company called … Continue reading

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