Note: This site was created as fulfillment of the academic
requirements of the course described within the site. Pardon the
science. Special thanks to my colleague James Quinn of the UNI Department
of Geogrpahy for his help on the site and use of several of his pictures.
Hope we can do it again sometime...
From the University of Northern Iowa Course Catalog:
970:131(g) - Quaternary Environments and Landforms
Examination of characteristics of "Ice Age" from 5 million years ago to
present. Considers evidence for environmental change over this period from
chemical, biologic, lithologic, geomorphologic, and archaeological data and the
analytical methods used to discern this change. Prerequisite: junior standing.
Dr. Dennis Dahms
|From May 6-14, 2001,
Dr. Dennis Dahms,
Associate Professor of Geography, took a class of 9 geography and geology
students to Wyoming for a first-hand look at landforms of the American West.
Although the purpose of the class was to study environments and landforms of
the Quaternary, the students were able to observe all sorts of natural
wonders, mostly in the areas of the South Dakota
Badlands, Wyoming's Wind River Range,
Grand Teton National Park, and
Yellowstone National Park. We also had
a little fun along the way.
This kind of
experiential learning experience gives students an opportunity to apply
their classroom learning to the real world. Those of us who
participated enjoyed the opportunity to not only take part in a unique
academic experience, but also the ability to travel, see new things, and
meet new people. This website is a summary of our experiences.
If you have any questions about the class or the field trip, you can contact
Dr. Dennis Dahms at email@example.com.
Trip Participants (left to right): Josh Spaete, Raymond Johnson, Crystal Schumacher, Brett Black, Craig
Welch, Justin Thomas, Joe Campbell, Shawn Thomas, Dr. Dennis Dahms, and James Quinn.
Website created by Raymond Johnson and James Quinn,
UNI Department of Geography