Welcome to the Albion College Geology Field Camp alumni newsletter! Thanks to everyone who sent in news. The links to class news can be found on the picture pages. Just click on the decade (above), then on the drop-down box choose your year. If you would like to add to this, you may either post your news as a comment, or email it to me at Blincoln@albion.edu and I will post it for you. Some class years still don’t have many pictures, but I’m hoping to get those posted soon. Any pictures you’d like to send in are also very welcome!
It has been a lot of fun collecting the news, and I’d encourage you to browse more widely than just your own class. I think you’ll be struck by all the common experiences. Many of you are in the Pacific Northwest, especially in Portland and Seattle, and there are also groups of you around the Chesapeake Bay and in New Orleans. The variety of careers is truly impressive!.
Field camp has evolved through the years, and yet its mission has remained the same – to use the experience of creating maps and cross sections integrated with your classroom learning to interpret the geologic history of an area. For information on the present program, please check out http://campus.albion.edu/geofieldcamp/ . We still do projects with a topographic or air photo base, but we have also incorporated modern mapping technology into several projects (we’re on our 4th generation of GPS technology). We still camp for over half the time, for practical logistical reasons but just as importantly because camping is when the groups really come together. What has changed, at least since 1983, is the food – honest, we really have gotten better at camp cooking!
Class of 2010 on the last field day, on Round Mountain in the Western Star map area