Your studies in geology will integrate the disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics in the study of Earth processes and history.

Field Trip: Green Bay Area

Day trip, Spring 2011

Most upper-level geology courses at St. Norbert include some sort of short field trip. During the spring of 2011, the students in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEOL 322) spent a day traveling to three different sites in the Green Bay area in order to collect information for a class project. While the weather was a bit chilly and some snow could be seen on the ground, the students had a great time measuring section and doing rock descriptions!

Fonferek's Glen

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Spring snowmelt makes for a fabulous, though icy cold waterfall at Fonferek’s Glen!

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Two of the Sed/Strat students get to work measuring a section of rock just downstream of the waterfall.

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Students pause to admire a natural stone bridge before moving on to the next site.

Wequiock Falls

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The entire Sed/Strat class is all smiles upon seeing the next section of rocks at Wequiock Falls. It's no wonder - there's a contact here!

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Snow and a refreshing spray of icy water don’t stop our students from getting right to work examining the rocks and taking notes.

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A senior geology major does exactly what she's supposed to when at an outcrop - gets right up to the rocks to take a close look!

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Another student is hard at work figuring out just what rocks she’s seeing using information provided before the trip.

Bayshore Park

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The final stop of the trip took our students to an outcrop with a fantastic view of Lake Michigan. Not to mention more rocks!