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-Alyssa Bancroft
-Paul Kelso
-Matthew Spencer

RESOURCES

--LSSU/AGI Curriculum Survey
--Digital Library of Earth System Education (DLESE)
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--Michigan Geology
--Ontario Survey
--MESTA
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REGIONAL GEOLOLGY

-Lake Superior Region
-Ontario Geology
-Mississagi Valley

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FIELD TRIPS

Our Geology program is situated in the northern edge of the Michigan Basin in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The classic Pre-Cambrian exposures of the Canadian Shield are immediately to our north. This affords us the unique opportunity of exploring geology that is only found in our area and is not available elsewhere. Many of our courses have outdoor field trips to observe and work with these unique geologic features.

Our program also engages students in extended field trips in which students actively experience hands-on work with other unique geologic environments in North America. The map below shows the field sites visited by LSSU Geology students over the past three years. Travel to these exciting geological provinces is a part of every student's sophomore and senior year. Students routinely work with the world-class geology of the Black Hills and also visit such places as Death Valley and southern Appalacians.

Geology Club is actively involved in outdoor activities and informal field trips. These trips are student led and are fun, educational, profitable because the Club collects minerals and rocks for resale, and oh by the way, did we mention FUN?!!

 

LSSU Geology Field Sites, 2011-2013

 

LSSU Geology Students in the Field

 

Sheep Eaters Cliff - Yellowstone, Wyoming

 

Lookout Peak, Oregon

 

Badger Pass, Montana

 

Stromatotoporoid Fossil, Lexington Kentucky

 

Devils Tower, Wyoming

 

Devil's Lake, Baraboo Wisconsin

 

Nemo, South Dakota

 

Woodall Shoals, South Carolina

 

Spring Mountains, Nevada

 

Taylor Mine, Baraga Michigan

 

Examining an Outcrop in the Appalachian Mountains

 

Grand Canyon, Arizona

 

Williams Gold Mine, Hemlo Ontario

 

South Dakota Badlands

 

Groundwater Study of the St Marys River, Michigan

 

Norris Geyser Basin, Wyoming

 

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

 

San Andreas Fault, California

 

 
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pkelso@lssu.edu