Teaching Petrology in the Field
Field-Petrology Teaching Activities
(Browse all petrology activities)
- Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data
- Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, YNP
- Building-Stone Geology
- Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip
- Weathering of Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rocks in a Semi-Arid Climate - An Engineering Application of Petrology
- Outcrop Mapping at Woodall Shoals, South Carolina-Georgia
- Florida River Project: Minerals in the field
- Physical Geology: Amazing GeoRace
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures
- Beartooth Highway Field Trip and Activities
- Field Guide to the Dutchess County, NY, Barrovian Sequence
- The Mountain View area of the Stillwater Complex as a field teaching model
- Field and Laboratory Project - Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, Yellowstone National Park
- Coyote Creek Geologic Map
- A field trip to explore rock formation and tectonics of southern California
- Atlantic City Mapping Project
- 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
- Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy
- International Research on a Shoestring: Geological mapping in Halland, Province Southwestern, Sweden
- A Term Research Project Focused on Electron Microprobe Studies of Unknowns in a Junior-Level Mineralogy/Petrology Course
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.