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This is what university students do. They go on field trips

September 8th, 2006

I am in the Dalhousie Integrated Science Program. I take nine classes and my schedule runs from nine to five most days (sometimes even later), but I get to go on field trips. This first field trip was really interesting. We had to get to a specific place in Point Pleasant Park from Dalhousie at a certain time, and the fact that the entire class managed to get there without any direction is quite a testament to the character of the students in the class. DISP is all about team work, so we were split up into teams and sent on a challenge. It was a lot like the Quest weekend for Pathfinders. We had to walk around a course through the around the park, and our Professors were at certain locations with questions relating to their subject. For example, our Calculus Prof was at the Martello tower, where we had to do things like predict the surface area and volume of the tower, and the amount of bricks it took to build it. Other things we had to do was to observe the behaviour of ducks and seagulls, and measure the direction of the glacial track marks on the rocks of the park. At the end, there was a BBQ set up where we got to talk to the previous DISPers. It was fun.

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Milton Graves, the Earth Sciences Prof, briefs the DISPers.
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Black Rock Beach, where the course started.

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My team, #1. (in name, hopefully in position, too!) Lana, Cherie, Amy and Katherine.
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A dragonfly near the duck pond.

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Laird’s in the Gazette

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Already a legend.

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