Students talk volcanology with visitors

March 21, 2013

Annie Worden and visitors to the GI, 2013. Photo by D. Hayward.Annie Worden and Kristen Rahilly, graduate students in Volcanology at the Geophysical Institute, provided a rich, educational experience for a group of girls aged 8 to 11.


On March 20, the girls visited the Volcano Monitoring Room, examined volcanic rock fragments, watched footage of an erupting Stromboli Volcano and learned about the Redoubt Volcano eruption of 1989 that served as the harbinger for improved volcano monitoring in Alaska.


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PHOTO CAPTION/CREDIT: Pictured is Worden, showing the visitors a sample of volcanic ash from the '89 Redoubt eruption. Photo by D. Hayward.