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Teaching Paleontology 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 paleontology with and through field work.

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Paleontology in the Field

Field investigations of abandoned Negro cemeteries using GPR (PowerPoint 11.8MB Mar9 08)
Alison Henning, Rice University
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008

Wooly Mammoth Excavation and Lab Work
Janis Treworgy, Principia College
Using Field Observations and Experiences to Teach Geoscience 2004

Mammoths and Mastodons (Teaching Idea)
Susan Conrad, Alison Smith, and Stephanie Peek
Teaching Climate Change: Lessons from the Past

Teaching About Time Using Timeline Activities in a Multi-Disciplinary Course on North American Environments for Non-Science Majors
Marguerite S.E. Forest, Florida Gulf Coast University
Teaching About Time


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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