Exploring New Zealand
Our students and faculty recently traveled to New Zealand to explore and research that region's diverse geology.
Approaching White Island by boat.
Students & faculty wear appropriate field gear.
A bubbling mud pot on White Island.
The class poses in front of the Fox Glacier.
Climbing the glacier.
An aerial view of Cobb Valley.
The group in Cobb Valley.
Closeup of sedimentary rock conglomerate.
The group disembarks on White Island.
A view of Emerald Lakes.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing at Emerald Lakes.
The group examines a lava flow.
Preparing to journey out in field vehicles.
The Fox Glacier terminus.
Preparing to hike the Fox Glacier.
Protective head gear is often required.
A hiker's hut in Cobb Valley.
The group enjoys the Karangahake Gorge.
A kiwi crossing.
Learning about lava flows.
Departing White Island.
Mount Cook in the Southern Alps.
The Pancake Rocks, near Punakaiki.
Students stand in front of the weathered limestone Pancake Rocks.
The group is ready to explore the Fox Glacier.
The Red Crater.
A lava flow in front of the Red Crater.
Sunset in the Southern Alps.
Students stand in front of Mount Ngauruhoe.
The students cast a shadow against the rocks.
Students and faculty climb the glacier.
Sunset on Waihi Beach.
Dr. Umesh Haritashya lectures on Fox Glacier.
An evening view of the Southern Alps.
Waihi Beach at sunrise.
A waterfall in the beautiful Southern Alps.
A steaming caldera on White Island.