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Smithsonian Weekend Field Trip / Earth Sciences Club
There's no doubt that a rich and stimulating education requires that learning extend beyond the classroom environment. Working closely with faculty mentors, undergraduate students are active collaborators on research projects and participants in faculty-awarded grants. Their dedication and hard work often leads to practical application in related internships, opportunities to present at national conferences, or even publication in a professional journal.
Equally as important as building working relationships with faculty is the students' bond with their peers. The sciences are, for the most part, physical, hands-on disciplines that include field work. Beyond the scheduled field trips for class, the members of the Earth Sciences Club plan trips to quarries, state parks, museums and other areas of interest. It is an excellent opportunity to socialize with their fellow majors, while at the same time, encouraging other non-majors to get to know the physical world around them. The NWA Brockport Student Chapter also arranges trips to local TV stations that include a tour of the station and a question and answer session with one of the meteorologists or the station manager. These trips are great opportunities to learn the workings of a TV station and the responsibilities of a broadcast meteorologist.
Choose a link to the left to review some of the different projects, field trips, and activities that our students have participated in.