Student Life

The Terra Society

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

2019 Field Trip to Southern Utah

At the end of the academic year, 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 Photos

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.