Category Archives: Science

‘Thunder Beast’ and Little Feet: How Westminster’s Young Geology Department Continues to Blossom

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A group of about a dozen students recovered this brontothere skull in northwestern Nebraska this summer. PHOTO BY JIM MALVEN.

BY JIM MALVEN
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF 

Having the chance to excavate a gigantic, 35-million-year-old skull and help elementary-school students learn about paleontology are just some of the unique opportunities offered by Westminster’s young Geology Department.
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The Unexpected Dangers and Benefits of Tourism in the Galápagos Islands

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The Galápagos tortoise, classified as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List, is probably the archipelago’s most iconic species. PHOTO COURTESY OF MILTON ULLOA.

BY JIM MALVEN 
ASSISTANT EDITOR

An exploration of the environmental and economic factors surrounding tourism in the Galápagos Islands from the classroom and the field.
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