Field Trip to New Zealand
April 26th - May 10th, 2016
New Zealand is one of Earth’s geologically most dynamic countries. Professor Claudia Schröder-Adams and Beth Halfkenny journeyed with 11 undergraduate and 5 graduate students to the North Island of New Zealand to explore its geological history. Students witnessed active processes such as volcanic eruptions, hydrothermal activity, marine sediment transport systems, the island’s dynamic sea-level and climate history and its beautiful natural history, among others. The trip started at the Auckland Volcanic Field and ended at the famous Waitomo Caves. The following images reflect on some unforgettable highlights (Images taken by C. Schröder-Adams unless noted otherwise).