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GEOL252 Maerewhenua field school

Important details for 2018 Maerewhenua field school (Summer school)

Preliminary meeting: Stage 2 Lab in the Geology Department - 23 Jan 9am-12pm
This meeting is to give you any final details about the trip, to give a compulsory health and safety briefing, to answer any questions and to ensure all students have everything they need.

Dates: 24-29 January 2018

Departure: tba

Return: tba

Find out more about the class: Maerewhenua-info-2018.pptx

Important details for 2018 Maerewhenua field school (Semester 1)

Preliminary meeting: tba
This meeting is to give you any final details about the trip, to give a compulsory health and safety briefing, to answer any questions and to ensure all students have everything they need.

Dates: 20-25 February 2018

Departure: tba

Return: tba

Find out more about the class: Maerewhenua-info-2018.pptx

Contacts

Contact via Academic Administrator’s office 479-7519, fax (03) 479-7527

Food and Accomodation

  • Staying at Danseys Pass Holiday Park.
  • Cabin accommodation.
  • Food (for both vegetarians and omnivores) is provided. Communal food is provided; the cost is indicated on the field schools page.
  • The camp is dry. Alcohol is strictly prohibited. If you take alcohol to the camp, or consume it at the camp, you will be referred to the University Proctor for disciplinary action, and you will be removed from the field school.

What you'll need

Maerewhenua-Kit-List.docx

Health and safety

A moderate level of fitness is desirable; we will make walks of several km each day. You should have tetanus shots up to date before undertaking field work.

Maerewhenua

The area represents typical Otago basin geology, with a Mesozoic basement overlain by non-marine and marine fossiliferous Tertiary sediments, Quaternary terraces, and cut by recent faults.

What field work entails

The class will comprise exercises that last up to a whole day and focus students on making and recording their own observations. Work will be collected in and marked during the fieldclass. Staff will be there to help students improve their ability to make and record observations, to guide students in robust interpretation of their data and to explain the stratigraphic and tectonic context of rock sequences that we work on. Some work will be assessed by ‘one to one’ examinations with a staff member. There will be some evening work – either working up the day’s observations or going through related practical exercises. One day or locality will be written up as a short report back in Dunedin.

What is it worth?

This project will contribute 35% of the marks for GEOL 252.

Maerewhenua field school class from 2012
Maerewhenua field school class from 2012