RECENT 2011 GEOSCIENCES FIELD TRIPS
Preview of GEO 365 - EVOLUTION AND CATASTROPHES
Location: Pre-alps in Switzerland, along the border of France
Related Article: "Class on Wheels"
NOV., 2011 - SWITZERLAND: The trip is taking place mostly in the pre-alps of France, with a few stops into Switzerland. Students are studying the carbonated platforms and the anoxic events on the Mediterranean during the Cretaceous. The trip leaders are Gerta Keller and Prof. Thierry Adatte from the Universite de Laussane. There was a stop in a Swiss quarry where the students had to wear helmets and high visibility vests for security reasons; there they studied the proximal depositional environment of a carbonated platform.
A French TV crew came to interview the Princeton students. French professors from the universite have a desire to make this area a geologic reserve and had invited the crew. Prof. Gerta Keller and Andrew S. Budnick '13 were interviewed, and it was noted that the report was broadcasted nationwide in France.
Appearing in the photos with local professors are Prof. Gerta Keller, Vis. Prof. Alfonso Pardo *98; undergraduates: Andrew S. Budnick '13, Gabriel L. Eggers '13, Nathan P. Mathabane'13, Elizabeth M. Shoenfelt '13, Emily V. Trost '13, Charlotte Conner '14, and Andrea Beale '14; graduate students: Jahnavi Punekar and Maria Paula Mateo; and research staff: Carl Hamming '10 and Alexa Weigand. Photos by Gerta Keller and Alfonso Pardo Juez.