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Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Donna Anderson

Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity:Field camp, Course Information

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion
Nick Zentner, Central Washington University
Thinking about majoring in Geology? Let's spend two weeks in beautiful Owens Valley, CA making geologic maps with other students new to geology! Course strengths: basic mapping skills learned, bonding of ...

Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Field camp

Designing a sedimentary geology course around field-based class projects that yield publishable research
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Field-based research projects can be the heart of a course in sedimentary geology. Course content, organization, readings and laboratory experiences are dictated by the nature of the specific project. Less content ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Structures, Depositional environments, Facies and Facies Models, Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Textures , Provenance
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Project, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

Increasing the Effectiveness of Undergraduate Field Camp Through the Integration of Preparatory Courses
William W. Little, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Four courses; Introduction to Field Geology, Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, and Advanced Field Methods have been linked to optimize use of time at field camp.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Techniques of Sedimentary Geology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

Geologic Field Excursion
Suki Smaglik, Central Wyoming College
Field excursions will be taken to study the geology of specific areas such as the Black Hills, Central Colorado, Death Valley, Colorado Plateau, Hawaii, Central America, or others. Topics will include rock types, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology
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Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsIntegrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort Lewis College, the Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology class, formerly a separate three-credit course required for the major, is now an elective course taught ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class
Dave Mogk, Montana State University Summary One of the goals of my Mineralogy class is to demonstrate how the principles and content covered in class can be applied to questions of geologic interest or that have ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Project, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography, Environmental Science, Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Research experiences for students

Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary Mafic dike in the Navajo volcanic field exposed near Newcomb, New Mexico. Details This module highlights the curricular design and outcomes of undergraduate research in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Research experiences for students

Physical Geology on the Fringe: Field Excursion to the Khumbu Region of Nepal
Dr. Robert C. Thomas, The University of Montana Western Summary This 3-week field trip includes a 5-day field excursion that explores the geology and cultural history of the Khumbu region of Nepal, the famous ...

Subject: Geoscience, Geography
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Field trip , Activities:Field Activity

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