Teaching Petrology in the Field
Field-Petrology Teaching Activities
(Browse all petrology activities)
- Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip
- Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, YNP
- Building-Stone Geology
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures
- Physical Geology: Amazing GeoRace
- Field Guide to the Dutchess County, NY, Barrovian Sequence
- Beartooth Highway Field Trip and Activities
- Field and Laboratory Project - Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, Yellowstone National Park
- Florida River Project: Minerals in the field
- Outcrop Mapping at Woodall Shoals, South Carolina-Georgia
- Atlantic City Mapping Project
- A field trip to explore rock formation and tectonics of southern California
- Coyote Creek Geologic Map
- Petrology in the gravel pit
- Petrology/Geochemistry/Mineralogy/Structure of Shear zones in St. Lawrence County
- A Field Trip to See a Cross Section of the Crust and Samples of the Mantle
- Petrology in the Field and Laboratory
- Hydrogeology Field Investigation at the Confluence of the Snake River and Deer Creek, Summit County Colorado
- Igneous Dike and Metamorphic Rock Lab and Field Project
- Weathering of Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks in a Semi-Arid Climate - An Engineering Application of Petrology
Petrology in the Field
Integrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
Undergraduate Research: Case Studies
Evolution of the Precambrian Rocks of Yellowstone National Park and
Surrounding Areas--an NSF/REU Project
Dave Mogk and Darrell Henry, Montana State University, Bozeman
Undergraduate Research: Case Studies
Boundy, T.M. and C. Condit (2004). Bringing the field into the classroom by using dynamic digital maps to engage undergraduate students in petrology research. Journal of Geoscience Education. v. 52, p. 313-319
Hoskin, W.O. (2000). Urban outcrops and the lunchtime petrology field trip. Journal of Geoscience Education. v. 48, p. 573
The NAGT Field Trip Collection contains a number of petrology 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.
- Field Trip Safety: This
page in the Cutting Edge Teaching in the Field module presents guidance
and example policies and forms for addressing safety concerns when
taking geoscience students into the field to learn.
- The Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database - The Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database is a pilot project for making the field guide literature more accessible and useful to geoscience educators, students, and researchers. While the database is not an exhaustive listing of every published field guide, nor does it provide direct links to the full text of each reference (except for a few unpublished field guides which are reproduced as pdf files), the database is a fully-searchable listing of 50 of the best references for exploring the geology of this fascinating region.
- NAGT's Far West Section Published Conference Field Guides
- Field Guides - Illustrated field guides for sites near Bozeman and Big Sky, MT.
- Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database: This database from AGI and the Geoscience Information Society contains bibliographic references and location for published field guides.
- The University of Texas at Austin has compiled a substantial e-library of field trip guides (more info) on their Walter Geology Library website.