Geo Club Update

Geo Club Update

GEO Club Update

An Update from the Advisor

I'm thrilled to report that despite the challenges posed by this very unique academic year, the Rowan GEO Club is thriving both in terms of student participation and club activities/events. Under the leadership of President Kelsey Barker and Vice President Kayla Bagley, and with ample assistance from Secretary Aarushi Gupta, Media Specialist Callin Stockton, and Treasurer Nick Leusner, the GEO Club is achieving its stated mission of becoming the overarching student organization for the School of Earth and Environment.

Toward that end, the Club has begun to invite SEE faculty to present on their research interests at our biweekly meetings. Dr. Ashley York and Dr. Kristyn Voegele are among those who have already visited with us this semester. Our tradition of outdoor adventure has continued with haunted hikes and fossil hunts, and the Club recently visited New Jersey's legendary Sterling Mine.

GEO Club has also undertaken a series of fundraising events aimed at raising money this holiday season for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Students from across the University donated to the cause for the opportunity to smash a geode in a recent event spearheaded by VP Kayla Bagley! More events are planned for the weeks leading up to winter break, including a charity ugly sweater walk!

We hope you'll follow us and look for updates this winter and next spring on our Facebook page (Rowan GeoClub) and on Instagram at @RowanGeoClub.


Rich Federman
Rowan GEO Club Faculty Advisor

A Trip to Estell Manor

I was excited to start my time in Geo Club with a trip to Estell Manor, especially after my remote first year at Rowan. It was great to meet new people and learn, especially while surrounded by a beautiful fall day in the Pinelands. We heard about the evolution of the Jersey Devil story, the area’s unique ecology, and the history of Estellville’s glass production. We even dug up century-old glass that was discarded in the dirt surrounding the ruins of the former factory. The trip was an enriching experience and I’m looking forward to many more events with the club.


Mazie Mulford
Environmental & Sustainability Studies Major
Rowan GEO Club Member