We greeted the year’s first group of visitors at the end of February when the Department of Geology at The College of William & Mary made a field trip to Schuyler locations of last summer’s 3D mapping project.

The tour was led by  Department head Chuck Bailey and the “Schuyler Sisters,” graduate students who made up the research team.

One of the Sisters, Bel Liscom, is with Chuck in the featured photo.

Chuck will be back in September for a public presentation of the study and the geologic maps. At the same time, The Quarry Gardens will debut a new  exhibit in the Visitor Center, product of a collaboration between the W&M geologists and Devin Floyd of the Center for Urban Habitats.

What would a field trip be without a group photo to record it?

The W&M project is being funded by a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey and by Polycor Corporation, owner of the Alberene Soapstone operation in Schuyler.

The Schuyler Sisters’ blog may be found at https://wmblogs.wm.edu/sgtresearch/we-are-the-schuyler-sisters/

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