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Earth, Life & Time

Gallery 2003-2004

The ELT students and faculty are involved with many different academic and co-cirricular activities every year. This is a gallery of images from the 2003-2004 school year.

Service Day, 8-29-03

Service Day, August 29, 2003. The incoming freshman class spend their first full day at College Park in service to the local community. Before departing, there is a grand assembly. The people shown here performed their service at Greenbelt National Park, where they, along with student leaders, and faculty helped to remove invasive plant species from the habitat.

Clagett Farms in Upper Marlboro is an organic farm run jointly by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Capital Area Food Bank. At least half the produce (including the tomatoes, cucumbers, and squashes picked by ELT students, student leaders, and faculty on Service Day) are sent to low-income neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

September 7, 2003: ELT freshmen, sophomores, and faculty get together for a picnic. Many thanks to Dr. Lee Hellman and the CPS-Life Sciences Program for the use of their apiary facilities for event.

October 5, 2003: The Citation Ceremony for last year's sophomores who successfully completed their CPS Citations.

The ELT sophomores visit the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, where conservation biologists investigate the Mid-Atlantic flora and fauna.

Hunting for fossil sharks teeth at Chesapeake Beach and exploring the marshes of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary helps get the ELT freshmen acquainted with the local Coastal Plain geology and modern environments.

Exploring deep time. The ELT freshman construct timelines of Earth History at the scale of 1 mm = 1 million years.

The ELT freshman get some first hand experience with geology at Sandy Mile Creek and Sideling Hill.

The ELT freshmen examine the world-famous collections of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.

In colloquium, the ELT freshmen reconstruct the evolutionary family tree (phylogeny) of modern and extinct vertebrates.

The ELT freshmen and the UMCP Geology Club team up to hunt for Paleozoic fossils in West Virginia.

The ELT and CPS-Life Science programs team up to help clean up Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge (on Maryland's Eastern Shore), and learn something about local wetland environments and recent sea level changes.

The Scholars in New York trip, April 16-18, 2004. ELT, and several other programs, visit the American Museum of Natural History.

Cooperaceras texanum, the ELT Mascot, restored to life at the AMNH!

The ELT group for Scholars in New York.

The ELT Sophomores shine at the 2004 CPS Academic Showcase (April 29-30, 2004), when they present the results of their Sophomore Practicum projects.

ELT Freshmen and Sophomores (and a junior alumnus!) don the ELT Blue for the annual CPS charity softball tournament, May 1, 2004.

Thanks for the great year!

Last modified: 11 August 2004