Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium 2008

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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

The postmark deadline for registration is April 5, 2008.