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Global Field Courses - Wyoming/Idaho, United States

14 Environmental Earth Science students traveled to Idaho and Wyoming in 2015 as part of a geological field excursion with professors Dickson Cunningham and Stephen Nathan. In addition to analyzing geothermal and geological features, the students explored the stunning scenery and wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and the surrounding mountain ranges. The students observed the rugged landscape of the Craters of the Moon National Monument, where they saw the effects of volcanism firsthand. The group also travelled to Idaho’s Lost River Range, a mountain range that features seven peaks over 12,000 feet in elevation, where they observed how earthquakes and subsequent landslides shaped the region. While conducting their research, students came face-to-face with a variety of wildlife, including rattlesnakes, bison and moose.