EPS 120/220 Field Trip to the Connecticut River Valley
September 20, 2022
This weekend, EPS 120/220 Introduction to Planetary Sciences students got hands-on experience with ~200 million year old flood basalts and sedimentary sequences in the Connecticut River Valley. Students visited outcrops of the Holyoke and Talcott Basalts as well as the sedimentary Shuttle Mountain and East Berlin Formations on their excursion.
On Monday, Professor Andrew Knoll was awarded the Crafoord Prize in Geoscience from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for depicting the first three billion years of life on earth through studies of microfossils. A video about Professor Knoll's work and the prize can be found by clicking this link.