Classroom Earth: DEAPS Yellowstone 2014

Helen Hill and Vicki McKenna | EAPS News
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Basic earth science from the nature and causes of volcanic eruptions to the origin and diversity of microbial life in hot springs, to what we can tell about past climates from the fossil record: DEAPS Yellowstone brings freshmen up to speed fast.

Photos via EAPS Flickr photostream (All photos credit Vicki McKenna)

August 16 - 23, 2014 | Yellowstone NP, MO

The goal of this annual EAPS Freshman pre-orientation exploration program is to teach students basic earth science from the nature and causes of volcanic eruptions to the origin and diversity of microbial life in hot springs, to what we can tell about past climates from the fossil record.

Led by EAPS professor Sam Bowring, assisted by EAPS staff and graduate student TAs, participants tour Yellowstone National Park and surrounding region, camping and hiking to experience first hand the planet’s most diverse collection of geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and fumaroles as well as something of the life of a field geologist.