Conservation, Geology, and Natural History in Tasmania

An exhibit organized by students in this year's winter break off campus studies course

Gould Library, 4th Floor, Athenaeum

This event takes place each day from April 17th, 2019 to June 30th, 2019.

This event occurs on:

Photo taken by a student in Tasmania, winter 2019

Tasmania is an outstanding natural laboratory for studying the geology, natural history and biogeography inherited from the Gondwana supercontinent, the history of biology and geology, and issues of modern land use and conservation. This program deals with the intersections of these issues.

Faculty directors  of this program, Mary Savina '72, Charles L. Denison Professor of Geology, Co-Director of Archaeology and Nancy Braker '81, Puzak Family Director of the Cowling Arboretum, Lecturer in Biology, have an abiding passion for field science as a pedagogical tool.  Because Tasmania is relatively small, its land use and conservation issues (including forestry, mining, agriculture, tourism, aquaculture and others) are fully accessible.  Although the issues and resources in Tasmania are distinctive, they have analogues in the Upper Midwest, which are considered during the on-campus part of this program.

In this exhibit, students share highlights of their trip through photographs and didactic materials outlining their experiences and the knowledge they have gained.


Sponsored by Library. Contact: Zoe Adler, x7182