Entries tagged with ‘January Term’

Internship at dairy spurs interest in agriculture

During January, Junior Geography major Carlie Hedlund conducted an internship at the New Sweden Dairy, one of three Davis Family Dairies in Nicollet County, MN. Together, the dairies manage over 20,000 cows and calves and daily produce 570,000 gallons of milk that is made into 70,000 pounds of cheese. “I think a lot of people […]

Will Metcalf is Wallenberg Scholar

Junior Geography major Will Metcalf is one of three Wallenberg Scholars from Gustavus who are working in Sweden this January. Will is working at Green Tech Park, a sustainable business park which works on regional and national sustainable development projects. In particular, Will is studying biogas technology in the private sector and renewable energy strategy […]

J-Term Course Explores Wilderness Management Issues

The goal of GEG 151 (Wilderness: Recreation and Resource) was to expand students’ understanding and appreciation of wilderness through an examination of recreational activities and natural resource uses. In particular, the class focused on the human dimensions of recreation and extractive activities including their historical and contemporary context, the agencies and management strategies related to […]

Geographers are adventurers

13 Geography students spent January 2009 on a January term course led by Dr. Bjelland entitled “City Planning in the United Kingdom.” Four of those students were geography majors and the rest came from fields such as political science, management, education, and environmental studies. In looking back through trip photos, Dr. Bjelland noticed that the […]

Geographers Do Field Sketching in Britain

Dr. Bjelland’s January Term class worked on learning to see the design elements of British cities and landscapes through sketching and mapping exercises.