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Students Pick Up Paddles to Delve into Geology

Graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences opened the school year with a kayaking excursion on Lake Michigan, along the shoreline of Northwestern's Evanston campus. Led by faculty members Seth Stein and Patricia Beddows, the students explored ways in which the formation and presence of the lake have impacted the growth, history, and economy of the area. The group also explored the lakefront dunes and toured historic Grosse Point lighthouse, located just north of campus. While the site of the fall kayaking activity varies each year, this popular hands-on experience takes full advantage of Northwestern's lakeside environment for teaching and learning. Back to top