Bret Doverspike, Evan Goldstein, and Drew Koff (top) examine sedimentary structures in sand deposits, near Caroga Lake NY
Vanessa Simpson, Emily Toffic, Liz Hoekwater, and Emily Constantine demonstrate dip directions at sand quarry near Caroga Lake, NY
Vanessa Simpson, Emily Toffic, Liz Hoekwater, and Emily Constantine at sand quarry near Caroga Lake, NY
Liz Hoekwater and Drew Koff find some channel lag deposits.
Emily Constantine, Jay Barr, Bret Doverspike, and Jason Williams ponder the origin of these deposits.
Drew Koff, Evan Goldstein, Jason Williams, Mike Meredith, and Adam Skarke make a 3D model of the depositional environment.
Hmm, maybe next time we should try this in a spot where the trucks haven’t compacted the ground so much.
Drew Koff, Evan Goldstein, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine proudly present their soil pit.
Jay Barr, Liz Hoekwater (in pit), Vanessa Simpson and Adam Skarke give evidence that this soil developed in bouldery till
Emily Constantine, Evan Goldstein, Emily Toffic and Drew Koff
Soil pits just don’t get any better than this!
Luke Dwyer, Bret Doverspike, Jason Williams and Mike Meredith (in pit) find a nice thick O-horizon
Testing acidity and alkalinity of upper East Canada Creek
Mike Meredith and Luke Dwyer analyze alkalinity
More pH and alkalinity tests- Jason Williams and Vanessa Simpson
Still testing the waters- Emily Toffic and Evan Goldstein
Pondering the results – Liz Hoekwater and Drew Koff
pH and alkalinity tests downstream at Dolgeville
– hmmm, these rocks look different
Drew Koff and Liz Hoekwater take a pH reading
Jason Williams and Vanessa Simpson watch for the indicator color to change, Dolgeville NY
Drew Koff finishes the alkalinity test while Liz Hoekwater get a closer look at the falls, Dolgeville NY
Drew Koff and Evan Goldstein anticipate a fine meal at the House of Pizza, Gloversville NY
The pizza eating contest is on!
Jay Barr, Adam Skarke and Jason Williams
Myongsun Kong, Emily Toffic and Emily Constantine
Give me some pizza NOW!
Liz Hoekwater, Luke Dwyer and Bret Doverspike
Watching ducklings from the dock, Canada Lake NY
Jason Williams, Emily Toffic, Emily Constantine and Bret Doverspike
Mike Meredith- designated silica content tester
back at the cabins, Canada Lake Store
The coveted Golden Shovel Awards- Best Soil Profile goes to Emily Toffic, Emily Constantine, Drew Koff & Evan (I told you ours was best) Goldstein
The Golden Shovel Award for Best Organic Mat Removal (one piece!) goes to Vanessa Simpson, Liz Hoekwater, Jay Barr and Adam Skarke
… and finally the Golden Shovel Award for Finding the Water Table (but missing the assigned canopy) goes to Mike, Bret and Jason
Jason Williams and Evan Goldstein display part of their prize- a new van mascot
Bret Doverspike, Emily Toffic, and Liz Hoekwater canoeing on Canada Lake