Archive: Past Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium (MUGS) hosted at Gustavus

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Jackson Campus Center (Banquet Rooms on 2nd Floor), Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN

GIS Coordinates:

E 422665 M
N 4908372 M

MUGS 2011 Program

MUGS 2011 Abstracts

The 2011 MUGS featured two field trip options in addition to presentations and posters.

Eating Local in Saint Peter

Learn how Saint Peter’s food coop, a local coffee shop, farmers market, and Gustavus Adolphus College are promoting local foods.  Tour the new Saint Peter Food Coop and meet local growers, artisan cheesemakers, and livestock producers. 

Northern Plains Dairy

See firsthand the increasing scale of American agriculture.  Located just four miles outside Saint Peter, this state-of-the-art dairy operation houses 3,000 Jersey cows and features free stall barns and an advanced anaerobic manure digester.


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MUGS 2008 - Saturday, April 26, 2008

Nobel Hall of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN (GIS Coordinates: N44◦ 19’ 333”   W93◦ 58’ 384”)

MUGS 2008 Program

MUGS 2008 Abstracts

The 2008 MUGS featured 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