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.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 18, 2001