This is Geography

Hello Residents of 6 West, I hope you are having a great last week of classes.  I know you all are busy but I wanted to give you all a snapshot of what you missed last night.  Last night was the last meeting for the series This is Geography for the semester.  The series This is Geography is a lecture once a month by a Geography professor about geography.  If you are interested in attending, let me know and we can go next semester.!

Last night Geography Professor, Dr. Underwood was the presenter.  He went on to talk about how glaciers affected how landscaped were formed, including forming lakes and rivers.  He pointed out that here in southwestern Wisconsin, there were no glaciers to come through.  Dr. Underwood then talked about how they take samples from the soil to figure out what type of landscape was there long ago.  For example, if there was corn pollen in the soil, that would mean there was a high population of people in that area for that time period.

The other interesting fact that was learned was about grass.  Have you ever been on a slip in slide and be going so fast that you overshoot the end of the slide and cut yourself on the grass?  That is because grass has these little microscopic rocks attached to them that can cut the skin.

Once again if you have any interest in going next semester please let me know and we can make a wing event out of it.  Also make sure you are studying hard and have a great end to the semester!

  • Austin
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