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Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies at Calvin

A diverse department

The Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies Department at Calvin College offers more than just a great learning experience - it guarantees students rich interaction with active professors, deep involvement in various department projects, and opportunities to just have fun with others who wish to learn and apply their knowledge to better God's Earth, in both the natural and social sciences.

Faculty with experience

Our faculty are experts in their respective fields and have demonstrated excellence in the classroom and through research publication. We work alongside our students to see their success and offer not only expertise in our fields of study, but knowledge and experience as students look forward to employment or graduate school.

Getting off-campusaagtripmtns

The department has a special emphasis on taking the learning experience beyond the bounds of the classroom. From field trips all around the state to interims in Hawaii, Ethiopia, and the Netherlands, the geology, geography and environmental studies department at Calvin values making the learning process more than just a reading or lecture.

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News and events

  • Academic Advising is October 25-26. Find materials HERE.
  • Ping Pong tournament Nov. 4 at 4:30 in the GEO common room. Sign up sheet on common room table.
  • Read about how Melinda Campbell Higley is using what she learned in Professor Van Dijk's Classes to analyze sediment on Christmas Island!
  • Manistee River Trail Overnight Backpacking trip Nov. 5-6. Sign up in GEO common room.
  • Celebrate GIS day on November 16!
  • Check out summer research projects in the GEO Department

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