Students learn by doing at UH-Hilo: Recent Kilauea eruption a great opportunity for aspiring geologists

Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald In the University of Hawaii geology lab last month, Baylee McDade, left, and Kamalani Poepoe take a break from working with spatter samples collected from the June 3 Kilauea eruption.

While the most recent eruption of Kilauea volcano was short-lived, it provided an exciting hands-on learning opportunity for students using the University of Hawaii at Hilo geology lab.