Hidden Gems

Author: Lynn Carroll, C’93

Can you guess where on campus this photo was taken? It’s my favorite place on campus for peace, quiet, and a bit of perspective—and no, it’s not near the Bio Pond!

This is the Class of 1957 Geology Garden, located just south of Hayden Hall near 33rd Street and Smith Walk. When you have about 10 minutes, call the “Discover Penn” audio tour at 215-525-1562 and enter 11#. You will hear Dr. Hermann Pfefferkorn, Professor of Earth and Environmental Science, describe the geology of each and every boulder in the garden, the oldest of which—gneiss and serpentinite—are an estimated 1 billion years old.

More about Discover Penn …And a bit about Dr. Pfefferkorn.

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