Geology students get hands-on experience on field trip

Geology field trip
May 13, 2019

Last week, students from Geology 1300 traveled to Minnesota's North Shore to experience first-hand what it's like in the field.

Instructor Dr. Khaldoun Ahmad took six students to Thomson Hill in Duluth, Flood Bay, Silver Creek Cliff, and Gooseberry Falls to examine different rock types, deposits, and lava flows, to name a few. Students were able to measure the dip and strike of a bed at a geological unite at Silver Creek and collected rock samples from the Lake Superior beach.

"It's really fascinating when you get to go on a field trip and get to see them in real life," said AK Cleveland, a student who went on the trip."We learned more about how these different rocks were formed and created. It was a really good way to end the year."

Learn more about the trip and see video from the North Shore by watching the video below.

Kate Wallace