Physical Geography Teaching Facilities
The Hutt Building houses several rooms dedicated to student learning in physical geography courses. There is one large multi-purpose classroom that is used for tutorial and/or lab group meetings, and is home to our map library. In the basement there are several spaces that support physical geography teaching. There are the Sedimentary Transport Lab and the Sedimentary Analysis Lab. The Sedimentary Transport Lab is used for demonstrations and student projects in several upper level courses. In the summer, Graduate students use this space to test and calibrate sensors for their field work. The Sedimentary Analysis Lab is used for sample analysis (e.g. calculating bulk density, sieving, and simple chemical analyses) and is shared with graduate students running experiments and treating their samples throughout the year.
Between the two sediment-geared teaching spaces the following equipment are in regular use:
In addition to these resources within the Hutt Building, the department has a number of key field instruments and tools that support Geography students in the field. These include: