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Back to the field trip

This year, the 5-day field trip took place in northern parts of France: the old coalfield area (at the South of Lille) and the coast of Picardy (Baie de Somme). The objectives of the field trip are to train the students to the following outcomes: Describe the landscape and estimate the main topographical features and…

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Back to the field trip

The students attending the spring program traveled for 5 days in the North of France. They visited emblematic sites and met people in charge of managing water issues. Join us as we look back at the key moments of this trip and the educational impact for the students. Click on this link to visit the…

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Students in the field #3: Soil Hydrology

Yesterday, the students realized a soilscape around UniLaSalle’s campus. The obective was to sample and describe three different soil types regarding landform and geological settings. Students were trained to use an auger to create drill cores of soil. They were also familiarized with soil description by visual observation and feeling by hand. They were able…

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Students in the field #2: hydrogeology

Today, students performed basic monitoring activities near the hydrogeology facility. Located in the historical farm of UniLaSalle, this newly built facility is made up of a lab and of 24 boreholes.  They are used to monitor the level of the water table according to seasonal fluctuations or weather patterns. Students were train to measure the…

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Students in the field #1: measuring river flow

Despite the proliferation of new technological instruments such as drone and sensors for observing the earth, some environmental observations still need to be made in situ. Students on the « Water & Environmental Management » spring semester traveled a few miles from campus to take some streamflow measurements in real conditions. What do students learn from fieldwork?…

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