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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Geology/Environmental Field Trip
Offered on June 9
MAILED: May 18, 2001

        EAU CLAIRE—The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education and University of Wisconsin-Extension will sponsor a daylong field trip on Saturday, June 9, to study geology and environmental concerns in the Chippewa Valley.
        Dr. Kent Syverson, associate professor of geology, will lead stops to a number of places of interest, including Big Falls, Jim Falls and the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age National Scientific Reserve near New Auburn, to examine evidence for ancient mountains, oceans and glaciers in the region. In addition, stops near the Jim Falls dam and at the Seven Mile Creek landfill will be used to discuss environmental impacts in the Chippewa Valley. Syverson is a glacial geologist who has spent the past three years studying the glacial geology of Chippewa County for the Wisconsin Geological Survey. He also is scientific adviser to the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Reserve.
        The field trip is designed for hobby earth scientists, students interested in earth science or parents who home-school their children. No prior knowledge of geology is necessary. The trip will not require long walks, but good walking shoes are a must.
        The registration deadline is Friday, June 1. Cost for the field trip is $30, which includes transportation by coach bus and a guidebook. The field trip will depart from the university at approximately 8:15 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m.
        Contact La Vone Sneen, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at (715) 836-2031 for more information.

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Updated: May 18, 2001