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Hands-On Geology

Picture the past, forecast the future

Are you curious about how the Earth system operates? Beneath our feet is a 4.6-billion-year-old record of past and present Earth processes. Geologists use this record of Earth’s past to forecast how conditions are likely to change in the future.

In this project, we take you on a field trip to search for evidence of Earth processes in the natural environment: from volcanic eruptions to active tectonics, sea level change, the carbon cycle, and past life.

Back in the lab, you will use state-of-the-art equipment to analyse samples, find evidence of past sea level rise, locate the beginning of the Anthropocene epoch (the “age of humans”), and map the growth of the Dunedin Volcano in 3D.

Dig in to the Earth with us, and discover your place on planet Earth.

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