Team members examining core in the LacCore facility

Eight Gateway students spent two weeks in the wilds of Glacier National Park in July 2018. They saw bears and moose almost every day, including waking up one morning to Park Rangers yelling “Bear in the camp”! The team collected lake sediment cores from two lakes (Fishercap and Swiftcurrent). In Swiftcurrent Lake the cores included volcanic ash units from the Mt. Mazama eruption (~7,600 years ago), and older eruptions from Glacier Peak and Mt. St. Helens. Students and project directors presented two posters at the Fall GSA meeting, and Kelly MacGregor and Amy Myrbo presented their model of Gateway projects at the Fall AGU meeting.