Backyard Geology

Like it or not, geology is everywhere. Whether it be deep on the ocean floor, high in the Andes, or in your backyard. As field geologists, we often pine for expeditions in remote places and foreign countries. But there is often amazing geology right in our backyards. Don’t let the Kentucky Bluegrass and your mother’s geraniums fool you. There is exciting geology even in your backyard. In this podcast we explore the amazing discoveries and geologic events that happened right in someone’s backyard.


41:45 2021-12-09
Geology students: this is NOT an episode to miss! Check out Serena’s talk with geologist and businesswoman extraordinaire Dr. Catherine Farrow. In this bonus episode of Backyard Geology: Canada Edition, Dr. Farrow shares her experiences working alongsid...
10:33 2021-12-02
Episode summary introduction: In this episode of Backyard Geology, Serena takes you to Sudbury, ON where a massive meteorite impact 1.85 billion years ago left an economically significant scar on the terrane. Now one of the top global producers of nickel,...
25:45 2021-11-25
The more rocks you talk about, the more you learn! Tune in for another bonus episode of Backyard Geology: Canada Edition where Serena talks with Henry Gage, who studies freeze-thaw weathering in the Niagara Escarpment. When it comes to urban landscapes, g...
11:48 2021-11-18
Episode summary introduction: In this episode of Backyard Geology, Serena takes you to Hamilton, ON to look at the sedimentary structure that locals call “The Mountain”. The Niagara Escarpment is a steep cliff face that bisects southern Ontario. The c...
34:35 2021-11-11
We can’t get enough of fossils, and I hope we can say the same about you. That’s why Serena met with fossil lover and fellow Traveling Geologist team member Noelle Lin to follow up on the wonders of Mistaken Point. Check out this bonus episode of Back...

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