Southwest Trip

Students have spent two weeks in May in West Texas and New Mexico on an excursion. They spent time examining and studying the geology of the mid-continent and southwest regions of the US.


Brazil Trip

During the month of May, our Michigan EARTH students had the chance to travel to Brazil and explore the diverse environments and geologic history that is markedly different from the United States. Students initially arrived in Rio de Janeiro to see the Neoproterozoic Granite-Gneiss Massifs and to enjoy Rio’s culture. Next, they flew to Cuiabá near the Brazil-Bolivia border to explore the biodiversity of the Pantanal and surrounding regions. Finally, they traveled to Teresina in northeastern Brazil to visit the Serra da Capivara with massive Silurian conglomerate formations, ancient rock art dating back to 25,000 years ago (or older).


South Africa Trip

Michigan EARTH students few to Capetown, South Africa. and explored South Africa on a west-to-east route that ended in Durban. On their first day, they took time to climb 2,500 feet to the top of Table Mountain to observe Cambrian stratigraphy. The photo shows Lion’s Head Peak, Cape Town, taken from the Table Mountain Aerial Tramway.