Project Mayhem

Professors Gary Newlin and Steve Grupp lead their class up the steps to an observatory showcasing a glacier near Mount Rainier as part of a field trip called Project Mayhem.  Project Mayhem is just part of a course referred to as “Living with Mayhem,” a learning community.

Geoffery Lewis

Professors Gary Newlin and Steve Grupp lead their class up the steps to an observatory showcasing a glacier near Mount Rainier as part of a field trip called Project Mayhem. Project Mayhem is just part of a course referred to as “Living with Mayhem,” a learning community.

Geoffrey Lewis, Staff writer

A look at the role natural disasters have in shaping our world, and how nature recovers from it.
All photos by Geoffrey Lewis
A look at the role natural disasters have in shaping our world, and how nature recovers from it.
Professors Gary Newlin and Steve Grupp lead their class up the steps to an observatory showcasing a glacier near Mount Rainier as part of a field trip called Project Mayhem. Project Mayhem is just part of a course referred to as “Living with Mayhem,” a learning community.
Cameron Davidson inspects the mycelium underneath a  large mushroom near a river bed during a field trip to Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier.
Cameron Davidson inspects the mycelium underneath a large mushroom near a river bed during a field trip to Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier.
Professor Steve Grupp and students from “Project Mayhem” take in the view at one of their stops along a field trip showcasing Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier and various natural disasters revolving around them.
Professor Steve Grupp and students from “Project Mayhem” take in the view at one of their stops along a field trip showcasing Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier and various natural disasters revolving around them.
Students from EvCC’s community learning group, “Living with Mayhem” gather on a hilltop to observe and discuss how various land formations are created or altered from natural disasters.
Students from EvCC’s community learning group, “Living with Mayhem” gather on a hilltop to observe and discuss how various land formations are created or altered from natural disasters.
EvCC students take notes on and observe a light-up diorama describing the events that took place during the Mount St Helens eruption on May 18, 1980.
EvCC students take notes on and observe a light-up diorama describing the events that took place during the Mount St Helens eruption on May 18, 1980.
Tyler Annis takes a moment to adjust his glasses while writing notes about Alder Lake while on a field trip taking his class to Mt St Helens and Mount Rainier.
Tyler Annis takes a moment to adjust his glasses while writing notes about Alder Lake while on a field trip taking his class to Mt St Helens and Mount Rainier.