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Kutztown University Geology Club travel mapKutztown Geology Club - Highlights of recent activities

The Kutztown University Geology Club's mission is to bring together students with a common interest in the science of Earth processes by organizing experiential learning activities such as hikes, field trips, and picnics.  We also seek to promote Earth sciences with pre-college young people and contribute positively to the greater community through philanthropic service.

Autumn 2011 trips
Spring 2011 trips
Autumn 2010 trips
Nova Scotia trip 2010
Spring 2010 trips
Hawai'i trip 2010
Yellowstone/Montana trip 2009
Spring 2009 trips
Peru trip 2009
Winter trips 2008
Autumn 2008 trips
Tucson Gem and Mineral trip 2008
Costa Rica trip 2008
Jurassic volcanics of New Jersey trip 2008
Cantalobber contest 2007

Kutztown University Geology Club Autumn 2011

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Virgin Islands
saint claire fern fossils
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St. Clair fossil hunting trip
Nolde Forest location map
Nolde Forest hiking & clean up
http://sterlinghillminingmuseum.org/
Sterling Hill zinc mine - night collecting
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Smithsonian
http://www.softwareartist.com/SCRAPBOOK/Caving/04_Mar_16_Lost_River_Cave_021.JPG
Lost River Caverns
http://www.mineralarts.com/artwork/paintrocks.jpg
Science-Art Night for Kids!
Kutztown University Geology Night for Kids
Geology Night for Kids!


Kutztown University Geology Club Spring 2011

Sunshyne delivers a pie to Dr.
                Tindall's face
April 22 - Earth Day
Pie-Your-Professor Fundraiser
children pick the tickets with
                Geology Club members to determine who gets pied
April 22 - Earth Day
Pie-Your-Professor Fundraiser
Dr. Simpson with pie on his face
April 22 - Earth Day
Pie-Your-Professor Fundraiser
photo source
                http://scienceblogs.com/bioephemera/itohsmiles.jpg
March 19, 2011
Geology Night for Kids joint venture
with NAEA Art Night for Kids
image source
http://www.offroaders.com/album/centralia/images/history/centralia-colliery.jpg
March 25 - Geology Movie Night (about coal country)
March 26 - Centralia / coal country field trip
photo source
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:6fluorite-douglass95.jpg
April 2 - Smithsonian field trip
photo source
                http://www.impawards.com/2003/core.html
April 11 - Geology Movie Night (The Core)
image source
http://www.softwareartist.com/SCRAPBOOK/Caving/04_Mar_16_Lost_River_Cave_021.JPG
April (T.B.A.) - Lost River Caverns
image source
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April 23 - Earth Day - Nolde Forest Cleanup
Gasland poster
February 21 - Geology Movie Night (Gasland)
photo source
                  http://scienceblogs.com/bioephemera/itohsmiles.jpg
February 9-14, 2011
 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Ichthyosaur skelleton
February 19, 2011
Geology Night for Kids joint venture with
Marine Science Club

Kutztown University Geology Club Autumn 2010

collecting fossils
November 2010
Hunting for 300 million year old fern fossils
Kutztown University Geology
                Club November 2010
November 2010
Hunting for 300 million year old fern fossils

Kutztown University Geology
                Club November 2010
November 2010
Hunting for 300 million year old fern fossils
Kutztown University Geology Club
                November 2010
November 2010
Centralia underground coal mine fire
Kutztown University Geology Club
                November 2010
November 2010
Centralia underground coal mine fire

Kutztown University Geology Club
                November 2010
November 2010
Centralia underground coal mine fire
Kutztown University Geology Club -
                outreach October 2010
October 2010
Girl Scouts (making Estes rockets)
Kutztown University Geology Club - outreach October
                2010
October 2010
Girl Scouts
(making Estes rockets)

Kutztown University Geology Club Spring 2010 - Nova Scotia (Canada) and Maine

Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown University Geology Club - Nova Scotia -
                Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown University Geology Club - Nova Scotia -
                Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada
Kutztown
                University Geology Club - Nova Scotia - Maine trip 2010
May 2010
Maine and Nova Scotia, Canada

Kutztown University Geology Club Spring 2010 - Miscellaneous activities

Kutztown University Geology Night
                for Kids
May 2010
Geology Night for Kids
Rocket exploration!
Everyone made and launched their own Estes rockets (with parental help), had a nice picnic on the lawn, and watched a planetarium show created by Dr. Friehauf and Dr. Reed
Kutztown University Geology Night
                for Kids
February 2010
Geology Night for Kids
Fossils!
Kids explored a wide variety of fossils, held dinosaur bones, and made their own fossils
(Geology Night for Kids is our philanthropic outreach program aimed at helping educate young people
about the wonders of geology in a fun way)
Kutztown University Geology Night
                for Kids
December 2010
Geology Night for Kids
Volcanoes!
Kids made their own baking soda volcanoes, explored igneous rocks in hand specimen and microscope, and the Club students set off a large Diet Coke-Mentos volcano model they'd created
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bear_Canyon_Trail_at_Sabino_Canyon.jpg
February 2010
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
Kutztown University Geology Club -
                helping Cub Scouts
March 2010
Helping Cub Scouts earn their Geology Badge



Kutztown University Geology Club Winter 2010 - Hawaii - January 2010

Hawaii -
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea/update/archive/2009/Jan/20090129_6388_L.jpg
  Diamond Head State Monument
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Hawaii Volcano National Park (HVO)
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Recent lava flow near sea entry
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Chameleon
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Top of Mauna Kea
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
camping at South Point, Bog Island
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Unlit part of the Thurston Lava Tube
photo by Jesse Anderson
Cliff Jumping at South Point, Big Island
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Sunset at North Shore, Oahu
photo by Matt
                Sabetta
Makapuu, Oahu
photo by Jesse
                Anderson
Learning to Hula at a Luau, Maui

Kutztown University Geology Club Spring 2009 - Yellowstone + southern Montana mines

Kutztown Geology Club - Butte mine, MT
Butte open pit copper mine, Montana
Kutztown Geology Club - Stillwater mine, Montana
Stillwater underground platinum mine, Montana
Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park
Geothermal basins
Kutztown
                University Geology Club trip to Yellowstone National
                Park
Yellowstone National Park
Mammoth Hot Springs
Kutztown
                  University Geology Club trip to Yellowstone National
                  Park
Yellowstone National Park
swimming in a cold river when hot springs enter
Kutztown
                  University Geology Club trip to Yellowstone National
                  Park
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River

Kutztown University Geology Club Spring 2009 trips

Kutztown
                    Geology Club white water rafting in WV
West Virginia white water rafting (photo from our trip)
April 2009
Mesa Verde
Four Corners (Colorado-New Mexico)
with Anthropology Club
August
2009

Kutztown University Geology Club Peru trip - Winter 2009

Geology Club at Machu Picchu Peru 2009
Peru (Cuzco area)
January 2009
Geology Club in
              Peru 2009
Peru
January 2009


Kutztown University Geology Club Winter trips 2008

Sterling Hill mining museum
Sterling Hill Zn Mine
Day trip March
2009
Night collecting trip April 2009
amazonite
                  from TGMS
Tucson Gem and Mineral Show 2009
February 2009

Smithsonian
Smithsonian Institution
February
2009


Kutztown University Geology Club - Escape from classes outings - Autumn 2008

Fern fossils -
                  http://www.shopnow.fernfossils.com/images/000_0908.JPG
Fern fossil hunting in coal country
American Museum of
                  Natural History -
                  http://gallery.michaelandkrissy.com/d/27082-3/DSC00023.jpg
Museum of Natural History (New York City)

Trail cleanup (volunteer work)

Kutztown University Geology Club Tucson Gem and Mineral Show trip - February 2008

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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
Ray Copper
                Mine - http://www.jamesdire.net/ray.JPG
Ray Copper Mine
Arizona
                    Sonora Desert Museum -
http://www.eg.bucknell.edu/%7Ehyde/dan/Southwest/Jpegs/SouthwestPics/DesertMuseum1.JPG
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Tucson
                Mountains -
                http://www.terragalleria.com/images/np-desert/sagu32849.jpeg
Tucson Mountains volcanic field
Santa Catalina
                Mountains -
                http://www.zone-12.com/sysimages/lib/23703.jpg
Santa Catalina Metamorphic Core Complex
Superstition
                Mountains -
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f4/SUPERSTITIONS_AZ15.jpg/749px-SUPERSTITIONS_AZ15.jpg
Superstition Mountains volcanic field

Kutztown University Geology Club Costa Rica trip - December 2007 / January 2008

Arenal -
                Fortuna
Arenal Volcano
Poas
Poás Volcano
Cahuita
Cahuita National Park
Manzanillo
Manzanillo National Park
Manuel
                Antonio
Manuel Antonio National Park
San Jose
San José

Kutztown University Geology Club Jurassic Volcanics trip (New Jersey) - January 2008

Kutztown Geology Club New Jersey 12 hour basalt tour
12 hour tour of basalt flows - New Jersey 2008

Kutztown University Geology Club - Cantalobber contest winners - March 2007

Geology Club trebuchet 2007
We constructed a
home-made trebuchet with a 1,000 pound weight for the Cantalobber Contest organized by the Society of Physics Students.  We won the competition!  (two years in a row)

Kutztown University Geology Club Faculty advisors

Dr. Kurt Friehauf
Dr. Kurt Friehauf
Dr. Laura Sherrod - Geology Club advisor
Dr. Laura Sherrod
Dr. Sarah Tindall
Dr. Sarah Tindall

Kurt Friehauf - September 2011