Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
When: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Nobel Hall of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
GIS Coordinates: N44◦ 19’ 333” W93◦ 58’ 384”
This year's symposium will feature four field trip options in addition to presentations and posters and a raffle for prizes.
Kasota Prairie and Stone Quarries: Explore the unique landscape of Kasota with its native prairie plant communities, Kasota stone and Unimin sand quarries, pioneer stone fences, and the "Garden of the Gods". Tour Leader: Dr. Bob Douglas
Farming the Wet Prairie: For about 125 years, agricultural drainage has dried landscapes in the Midwest, including most of Nicollet County. We will visit a drained lake bed and relic wetlands. Tour Leader: Dr. Robert Moline.
Northern Plains Dairy: This dairy operation houses 3,000 Jersey cows whose milk is made into cheese and whey byproducts. The dairy features innovative environmental protection measures. Tour Leader: Cathy Dowd
Historical Geography + Tornado Recovery in St. Peter: Walking field trip will explore the origins + growth of early St. Peter and its subsequent alteration with the destruction and rebuilding that accompanied the 1998 tornado. Tour Leader: Dr. Mark Bjelland