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Gallery Fall 2006

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 Semester 2006. Go here for the Spring Semester events.

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Service Day, August 28, 2006

Before the long year of study and learning begins, the incoming freshman CPS students spend a day of service to the local community in Scholars Service Day.



At Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Dr. Merck leads his team against the nasty invasive aquatic plant Hydrilla...



...while Dr. Holtz returns to Clagett Farm with a group of freshmen and alumni to harvest vegetables, pull weeds, and mend fences.

Freshmen Metro Scavenger Hunt, September 3, 2006


In order to make certain that all our ELT Scholars know how to use the Washington Metro system, and to help them get to know each other, the freshman participate in our Metro Scavenger Hunt.


An update at the Smithsonian's "Voyage: A Journey Through the Solar System" outdoor exhibit: condolence cards for Pluto's recent "demotion" to "dwarf planet."

ELT Annual BBQ, September 3, 2006


As the freshmen return from the Scavenger Hunt, they are greeted by ELT sophomores, RAs, and faculty for our annual BBQ.

Chesapeake Beach, October 8, 2006


ELT students go to Chesapeake Beach to search for Miocene Epoch fossils (especially sharks teeth) and learn about sedimentary processes from the faculty (and special guest lecturer Tracey Centorbi).

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, October 8, 2006


After lunch, we head to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, to explore the modern environment and depositional setting.

Scholars Citation Ceremony, October 14, 2006






Drs. Holtz & Merck, and last year's Undergrad TA Annette Mitchell, were proud to honor the ELT Scholars Citation Class of 2006!

Scholars Family Weekend Dinner, October 14, 2006



Afterwards, we joined ELT students of various classes and their parents as part of the Scholars Family Weekend Dinner.

A Walk Through Deep Time, October 24, 2006


The ELT Freshmen construct a geologic timeline of the Earth at the scale of 1 cm = 1,000,000 years. (Windy weather prevented Dr. Holtz's more grandiose scheme of 10 cm = 1,000,000 years. Perhaps next year...)

Sideling Hill and western Maryland Geology, October 29, 2006


On a blustery late October day, ELT students explore western Maryland geology, including our annual pilgrimage to Sideling Hill. Dale Shelton (of the Maryland Geological Survey) is once again there to lead us onto the outcrop.

Commando Geology, October 31, 2006


On Halloween, the ELT freshmen test their handsample lithological identification skills, after some instruction by TA Eugenia Leone. And because it WAS Halloween...


National Zoo, December 2, 2006


ELT students travel to examine animal diversity and conservation issues at the National Zoo.

Koshland Science Museum, December 3, 2006


The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences was the last field trip site for the Fall Semester. Here students explore current topics in Science.

Check here for new pictures in the Spring Semester

Last modified: 28 February 2007