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Earth, Life & Time
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 Fall 2005 Semester. Go here
for images of the Spring 2006 semester.
Service Day, August 29, 2005
And so it begins again... Every year the incoming freshman CPS students spend a day of
service to the local community. Once again, the ELT freshmen
performed their work at Kennilworth Aquatic Gardens and Clagett Farms.
Clagett Farm, in Upper Marlboro, MD, is an organic
farm which provides about half their produce to needy families in Washington, D.C. ELT freshmen,
student leaders, and faculty helped to manually weed the plots, as well as clean vegetables.
Metro Scavenger Hunt, September 10, 2005
In order to better introduce the students to the Washington area (and each other), we send them
out on a Scavenger Hunt on the National Mall, and beyond...
ELT Picnic, September 10, 2005
Upon their return to campus, the freshmen join sophomores, ELT faculty & staff, and Centreville
RAs for the annual ELT cookout.
Chesapeake Beach, October 2, 2005
ELT freshmen search for (and find!) fossil shark teeth and other remains of life from the Miocene Epoch at
the world-famous Calvert Cliffs. (Apologies for the water splash on the lens: Holtz did not
notice this until AFTER the field trip was over!)
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, October 2, 2005
Afterwards, we explore the modern environment at Jug Bay, in
order to better understand the processes of erosion, deposition, stream flow, tides, and
plant growth that control the landforms around us.
National Zoo, October 9, 2005
ELT sophomores examine issues of biodiversity and conservation at the National Zoo.
Scholars Family Breakfast, October 16, 2005
On Family Weekend 2005, current Scholars, alums, and their families get together for the Family Luncheon.
Citation Ceremony, October 16, 2005
After four semesters of effort, the ELT students who entered in Fall of 2003 gather for one last time
to receive their Citations. Congratulations to the ELT Citation Class of 2005!
Commando Geology, October 25, 2005
After instructions for ELT Undergraduate TA Annette Mitchell, the ELT freshmen form into their
"commando teams" to identify a series of various rocks.
Centreville Halloween Decorations, October 27, 2005
Haunted C'ville!! Decorations from ELT floors in Centreville Hall.
Western Virginia & West Virginia Geology, October 30, 2005
ELT freshmen, faculty, and guest geologist Dr. Aaron Martin explore the geology and fossils of
western Virginia and West Virginia.
Agoniatites vanuxemi, an early species of ammonoid from the Early-to-Middle Devonian
Needmore Formation of West Virginia.
Oriskany Sandstone, Sandy Mile Creek, November 5, 2005
ELT once again goes on our annual pilgrimage to excellent geological outcrops in western Maryland.
Accompanied by Geology Department graduate student Margaret Baker, they first stop at Sandy Mile
Creek and exposures of the Devonian Period Oriskany Sandstone. Nothing like hitting the beach
up in the mountains...
Sideling Hill, November 5, 2005
Then it was off to the Mississippian Period Purslane and Rockwell Formation exposures at
Sideling Hill road cut, quite literally a "textbook example" of a syncline. Many thanks again to
Dale Shelton of the Maryland Geological Survey for taking
time out of his busy schedule to show us around the hill.
Sideling Hill Exhibit Center, November 5, 2005
Since we have too many students to take onto the Sideling Hill berm at once, half the students
examine the Exhibit Center (and enjoyed the vistas of wonderful western Maryland autumn foliage!) while
the other half got up close and personal with the rocks.
National Museum of Health and Medicine, November 12, 2005
ELT sophomores visit the National Museum of Health and Medicine, on the campus of Walter Reed Army
Medical Center. A small but informative museum which began as a Civil War medicine display, but
which has branched out to many different fields of human biology and biomedical technology. A note, though:
NOT for the squemish!
Adventures in Deep Time, November 23, 2005
The vastness of Deep Time is hard for the human mind to grasp. Here the ELT freshmen explore events
on the geologic, evolutionary, and historic time scales, creating timelines to scales ranging from
1 mm = 1 million years to 1 cm = 1 year.
Marian Koshland Museum of the National Academy of Sciences, December 4, 2005
The ELT sophomores visit the Koshland museum, dedicated to contemporary issues in Science.
Here they can examine DNA (including samples of their own), explore the Earth from Space, track
historic records and forecasts of climage change, and hang out with Bessie the cow.
Humans share about 98% of our genome with chimpanzees, and 92% with rodents, but sometimes it seems
even closer than that...
The ELT Players Present... "Room 101", December 5, 2005
O'Brien (Lindsey Anderson) has a discussion with Winston Smith (Annette Mitchell) over the
nature of ontology.
That was one busy Fall Semester! Follow onward for images of Spring Semester
2006 as they come along.
Last modified: 8 May 2006