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Mapping of LSU Field Camp
Dan Kelley, Bowling Green State University-Firelands
This is a one week mapping exercise of the exposed bedrock geology of the 1400 acre Charles Barney Geology Field Camp owned by the Department of Geology & Geophysics at Louisiana State University. It is ...

Make a Model Fossil
Anne E. Flynn St. Charles Borromeo School St. Anthony Village Minnesota Based on an original activity from Harcourt Science 2006. Page 215
This activity is a combination outdoor/indoor lab where students will collect natural materials from the environment and use them to create both a mold and cast model of a fossil. Students will learn how a fossil is formed and why scientists use models to help them understand how things work and develop.

Build a Delta!
Douglas Clark, Western Washington University
This is a 3-part lab that allows new geomorphology students to experience first-hand the scientific method by investigating the processes and results of river-delta formation.

Field Lab - Stromatolites
Emma Rainforth, Ramapo College of New Jersey
The lab requires students to make detailed observations on an outcrop, both about the fossils (stromatolites) and the lithology. It addresses the two 'content goals' of the course: assessing mode of life ...

Field Lab - Ecosystem and Paleoenvironment analysis
Emma Rainforth, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Students collect from two Devonian field sites. The goal is to determine the depositional environment and whether these are life or death assemblages.

Eocene Exposure Field Trip
Ralph Willoughby, University of South Carolina-Columbia
This field trip visits an exposure near Aiken, South Carolina in Eocene, unconsolidated, clayey quartz sand with abundant trace fossils Ophiomorpha ichnosp. and Ophiomorpha nodosa. Early in the course, this trip ...

Oral Presentation of a Fossil Group
Max Reams, Olivet Nazarene University
Students present a 10 minute Powerpoint presentation on a fossil group of their interest. Illustrations and handouts are required.

Taphonomy Experiment
Karen Koy, Missouri Western State College
This is a semester-long project the students design and run themselves. They come up with an original question relating to taphonomic processes and design an experiment to test their hypotheses. At the end of the ...

Field collection and community analysis project
Karen Koy, Missouri Western State College
The class will take field trips to different fossil localities in Missouri, where students will collect and identify the fossils they find. They will perform a community analysis, using a statistics program. The ...

Reconstructing the depositional environment of a local rock formation
Katrin Monecke, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown
Each group of students works on a well defined local outcrop and decribes sedimentary units and fossil content. Based on this data they reconstruct the depositional environment, put it into a broader ...