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March 17, 2020

It’s a great time to take a virtual field trip

Spring field trips are canceled, which makes it really hard to get students charged up about Earth sciences. Here’s a selection of virtual field trips that can’t replace the real thing, but may help students not lose interest, and may even whet their appetites for the day we can venture out again, field notebooks and rock hammers in hand.

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November 23, 2018

The best inspiration is hand-on experience

Field scientists, I have decided, are the lucky ones. Unlike a variety of other professions, field scientists have the opportunity to travel to remote places and observe the wonders of the world, to see magnificent environmental beauty and escape boring everyday life, all in the name of science. I had the chance to be one of these lucky field scientists up in the Arctic in August 2018.

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January 12, 2018

Water and sediment: news from the Mara Wetland, Tanzania

I realised that even in remote areas you are never alone. Thanks to the support of BirdLife International I had the chance to talk with people of the local communities.

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January 10, 2018

Life in the deep blue

The surface of the ocean is a deep blue, with white-tipped waves crashing around the RV Investigator and towards the horizon.

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January 9, 2018

Into the mud of the Great Australian Bight

The voyage brings together 20 students from universities all over Australia aboard the RV Investigator to learn and gain hands on experience in marine sciences. From a range of universities, we share our experience with grab sediment sampling.

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December 7, 2017

Across the Front! An interdisciplinary perspective

After spending the first few days hugging the coast of the southern parts of Western Australia it is now time to let go of the protection of the land and venture further south.

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November 28, 2017

Rookies at Sea

Have you ever been on a field trip to the middle of the Southern Ocean? Well, we – Peta Vine, Sam Wines, Ajinkya Koleshwar and Rhiannan Mundana – have done exactly that by participating in the CAPSTAN Program.

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October 13, 2017

De Estudiante De Geofísica a Jefe Científico (por un Día)

Hace dos años, antes de convertirme en estudiante de posgrado, nunca habría pensado que estaría en el mar en una expedición de investigación sísmica.

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August 2, 2017

Water chemistry field work leads to startling discoveries!

As the summer draws to a close, I look back fondly on the field days I have had this summer, perhaps most fondly on June’s water chemistry field day.

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June 29, 2017

We Probably Should Have Waterproofed That: Terrestrial Volcanism

Yesterday we were investigating marine volcanism via underwater fumaroles, and today we’re exploring the terrestrial side of Dominica! Scott Brame, a professor at Clemson University, took us to some of the most interesting geological features this volcanic island has to offer.

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