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Teaching Environmental Geology in the Field


Field experiences are a critical part of a geoscience student's education and have long been one of the foundations of geoscience education. Below, you will find links to presentations, posters, and teaching activities presented by participants at several workshops that speak to a variety of ways they have taught environmental geology through field work.

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Urban Environment

Student research projects on urban wetlands (Acrobat (PDF) 6.9MB Mar9 08)
Solomon Isiorho, Indiana-Purdue University, Ft. Wayne
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Urban Environmental Excursions: field trips focused on local environmental themes (Acrobat (PDF) 1.5MB Mar9 08)
Lawrence Lemke, Wayne State University
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Developing an urban-focused environmental science curriculum (PowerPoint 241kB Mar9 08)
William Montgomery, New Jersey City University
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Environmental Service Learning and Community Partnerships: Applying Science-Based Solutions to Urban Environmental Problems
Kara Salazar, Indiana University-Purdue University
Using Field Observations and Experiences to Teach Geoscience 2004

The Lilly ARBOR Project: Promoting Science-Based Environmental Education and Outreach within an Urban Riparian Setting
Kara Salazar, Indiana University-Purdue University
Using Data to Teach Earth Processes 2003


Pollution

Coal-fired Power Plants, Superfund Sites, and Residential Neighborhoods - Environmental Justice Field Trips: an experiential learning opportunity for undergraduates (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 3.2MB Jun3 12)
Katherine Bulinski, Bellarmine University
Teaching Environmental Geology 2012

Acid Mine Drainage Field-Lab Experience Round I (PowerPoint 4.6MB Jun14 05)
Greg Druschel, University of Vermont
Teaching Geochemistry 2005

Student research projects on the impact of pharmaceuticals and personal care products on the environment (PowerPoint 2MB Mar9 08)
Syed Hasan, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Investigating Contaminant Transport and Environmental Justice Issues in a Local Watershed Through Service Learning Projects with Sierra Club (PowerPoint 1.3MB Feb3 10)
Jennifer Houghton, Rhodes College
Watch the Screencast (Flash Video 142.7MB Feb5 10) / Teaching Service Learning 2010


Research Experiences

Top-Down and Bottom-Up: Investigating Perturbations to a Lake Ecosystem (Acrobat (PDF) 17.5MB Aug11 10)
Tara Curtin, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Teaching Geoscience in the Field 2010

Integrating student-led research in environmental geology into traditional field courses: a case study from James Madison University's field course in Ireland (PowerPoint 4.6MB Aug14 10)
Scott Eaton, Christine May, and Steve Whitmeyer, James Madison University
Teaching Geoscience in the Field 2010

An NSF-funded field research experience for minority undergrads at Storm Peak Laboratory (PowerPoint 7MB Mar9 08)
Gannet Hallar, Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada
Geoscience Research at Storm Peak / Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Self-guided field trips in geoscience instruction (Acrobat (PDF) 87kB Mar9 08)
Eryn Klosko, SUNY/Westchester Community College
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Teaching Environmental Geochemistry as a Service-Learning Course (PowerPoint 687kB Jun14 05)
Tim Ku, Wesleyan University
Teaching Geochemistry 2005


Field Guides and Databases

The NAGT Field Trip Collection contains more than 50 field trips and examples. The examples in this collection share information about the design of the trips and their important characteristics in addition to providing easy access to field guides. In addition, you can find information for teaching in the field in these other collections:



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