Understand Your World
Get out of the classroom
Study geology in the field, from local streams and rock outcrops to destinations such as Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, and Canyonlands National Parks. Study glaciers in Norway, volcanoes in Japan, rivers in China, beaches in Australia, and mountains in New Zealand during semesters abroad.
Unearth the past
Southern Wisconsin was once covered by a tropical, shallow sea teeming with trilobites. Explore the rock record to understand how fossilized organisms evolved and why they went extinct.
Apply your skills to the water, climate, and energy challenges facing our society
Prepare for a career in the geosciences by designing a sustainable rain garden to reduce storm water runoff, comparing climate reconstructions in the Eocene to changes observed today, and learning about the environmental impacts of our dependence on non-renewable resources.
Students experiment with the Geology Department Stream Table
Totoro Saves the World
What do a geologist and a Japanese literature scholar have in common? Quite a bit, it turns out.more