Fall 2020 Begins: The Semester of Social Distancing & Masks

GES 1010 students doing some socially distant field work along Fountain Creek…masks on of course.

Every year the Fall semester gets off to an early start with pre-term courses. In fact some courses have finished before the official Fall term even begins. This week Eric Billmeyer, Senior Instructor of Geography & Environmental Studies, not only finished teaching LAS’s first course of the Fall 2020 semester during a pandemic, but he took his students out into the field.

Eric shared his impressions, and those of his students, for GEOL 1010 – Physical Geography:

Eric Billmeyer

“The students were great in following the COVID-19 rules (with just a few reminders here and there) and I would say that as a whole, all the procedures the college put into place worked very well. For almost all of the students, this will be their only in person experience this fall.

Here is some early feedback I’ve already received from students:

I truly enjoyed taking your class. Thank you for a great intro to college!

This class overall was super fun, I got to learn so much and it was fun going to different destinations and having real life examples of everything!  

It was funny- while talking about this rock a young couple asked if we were making stuff up or if we actually knew what we were talking about. He thought we were geologist, not college students. He was asking various questions on how to identify different rocks. Glad we knew what to tell him! Thanks for the great and fun class. Learned so much!! Really going to miss it!

This class was so amazing! I had a blast and it really brought to light how fascinating the Earth is!

2 thoughts on “Fall 2020 Begins: The Semester of Social Distancing & Masks

  1. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: You ROCK Eric! Your great experience is a terrific way to start the semester! What a groovy story!

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