Nebraska Geology Field Trip
Geology 2500 - Fall 2007
Instructors: Harmon Maher, George
Engelmann, and Robert Shuster
interested in the geology, landscape and natural history of Nebraska.
None, other than the interest.
- Monday, August 27th, 10-10:50 AM, DC 280
- organizational meeting.
- Saturday through Monday, Sept 1-3rd (Labor
Day Weekend) - first field trip to
NE and central Nebraska (Niobrara river valley and Sand Hills).
- Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15th and 16th, - second field trip, Harlan reservoir and southeast
- TBA (but late in Sept.) - final wrap-up meeting
to give final presentations.
Some of the sites visited: Niobrara State
Park, Ashfall Fossil Beds, Norden Dam Site, Smith Falls, Fort
Falls, Halsey National Forest, Dismal River, Broken Bow, Scotia
Chalk Mine, Harlan Country reservoir, Indian Creek State Park.
Cost: For food
on the field trip (other than the tuition that is it!).
Logistics for field trip: University vans will provide transportation and we
will be camping.
- 50% field notebook.
- 25% participation on the field trip.
- 25% finall presentation.
Please contact Harmon Maher if you have any
questions (402 554 4807 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
View of Niobrara chalks, deposited
during the time of the dinosaurs, and related to the White Cliffs
of Dover in a chilling story of global climate change.