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Student Life

The Terra Society Heading link

The Terra Society is a group of undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Earth and the environment. Weekly meetings for the organization include discussions of current events, hearing from alumni, and also making Earth-friendly crafts.

Terra Society Homepage

Field Trip to Southern Utah Heading link

At the end of the academic year in 2019, undergraduate and graduate students participated in a department field trip to Southern Utah. We visited a variety of locations, including Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site, and Snow Canyon State Park. Even though the trip occurred in mid-May, the group hiked and camped through a variety of rain, sleet, and snow.

Photos from Snowball Utah

Field Trip to S. Illinois Heading link

In 2022, faculty organized a departmental field trip to S. Illinois. We visited a variety of locations, including Garden of the Gods, Cave-in-Rock State Park, and the Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum. We were also fortunate to have Joe Devera, a paleontologist from the Illinois State Geological Survey, show us is favorite fossil collecting sites. The trip showcased geology nearby in our home state. On the trip we all learned to respect ticks and do routine tick checks!

Photos from An-ticks in S. Illinois

Field Trip Photos Heading link

Students in Earth and Environmental Sciences will have several opportunities to participate in field trips throughout their time at UIC.  Course field trips include those to Mattheissen State Park, Thorton Quarry,  Indiana State Dunes, and the St. Francois Mountains in southeast Missouri.  In the late Spring, the department also organizes trips for all EAES majors and minors to locations across the U.S., like the Grand Canyon, the Cascade Mountains, and Mt. Rushmore.