The Taemas Field-Trip is a second-year undergraduate trip on the Introduction to Structural & Field Geology course. It’s a week long trip where the undergraduates are taught how to geologically map using the good old learn by doing method, being thrown in at the deep end with only passing postgraduates to help.
Not only is this trip good for the undergraduates, but its also pretty useful for us postgraduates too. It gives us a chance to escape the office, remind ourselves of why we love geology, and practise our teaching a bit.
Taemas is about an hour to the west of Canberra in some beautiful countryside of rolling grassy hills and some great Geology. It’s very photogenic so here are a few photos from the last two years of the trip that I’ve been on.