My back hurts because there’s a city on it! Hi I’m Atlas, my family of rocks and I make up the island complex of Santorini. I’ve been here since the last caldera eruption in 1530 BCE. I was just living my life for a while until people started to inhabit our islands. The city of Oia was really heavy on my shoulders and I was … Continue reading Atlas Wants to Take a Dip
Hi my name is Sarah Warner. I’m an Elementary education major and religious studies minor. Why did I go on a geology trip even though I’m not a Geology major you might ask? I have always loved geology but it’s not my calling and even though I won’t be a geologist, learning and expanding your knowledge on things you find interesting is always important. Also having experience in different subjects in the field is important for a teacher to be able to form creative lessons that can help children grasp concepts by showing them that they are applicable in the real world.
I am taking this class for honors credit, and in order to earn honors credit for this class I had to do an extra project. The project that I decided to do was a survey of tourists to the island to see how much they know about the place that they were visiting.
Out of all things to notice when first arriving in Greece, it was the marble curbs that initially caught my eye. In the United States, people pay large amounts of money to have marble countertops or marble floors. There, it is a luxury to be able to afford marble products. Yet, in Greece, the streets in downtown Plaka are made out of slabs of marble. … Continue reading Built From Rock and Left in Marble
May 30th, 2016 15:00: A group consisting of 11 geology students, a T.A., and a professor, finally roll into the caldera of Santorini after an eight-hour ferry ride (let me mention, this ‘ferry’ was definitely the size of a small cruise ship). All passengers swarm to the left side of the ferry to get the best view of the place of their home, honeymoon, or in our case, our classroom. After it took me too long to find my glasses, I was immediately speechless by what I saw. Continue reading “Karavolades Stairs: A 600-Step Geologic Wonderland”