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Earth and environmental science has been taught continuously at Earlham since its founding. Our research areas currently include Ontario, Japan, Croatia, Ukraine, Armenia, Colorado, New York, Indiana and Wyoming. Students in our program often obtain paid summer research positions in geology, both with Earlham’s Earth and Environmental Science faculty and researchers or faculty at other institutions.

Earth and environmental science faculty and students use the classroom, laboratory, and the field to teach and learn. The earth and environmental science Department and Joseph Moore Museum maintain excellent reference collections of rocks, minerals and fossils. Laboratory investigation is emphasized in most of our courses and all of the department’s laboratory equipment is available to our students. The earth and environmental science department and student-run Geology Club prize the development of both healthy community and serious scientific collaboration, hosting events throughout the year during which we revel in our shared love for the Earth.

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
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