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Biostratigraphy of the Crystal Peak Dolomite, Ibex, UT
Benjamin Dattilo, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
Students participated in measuring a section and collecting samples for real research. It is part of a flexible field course Prior student experience varies widely in this course.

Dinosaurs of Moab, UT
Benjamin Dattilo, Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
This activity was delegated to an expert (Rod Scheetz, BYU) It is part of a flexible field course Student experience varies widely in this course.

How do we recognize and use fossils in outcrop?
Hilary Lackey, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Students find fossil hunting rewarding and fun. However, it is important that field trips to fossil localities go beyond mere hunting ("Is this a fossil?") and lead students to ask "What is the ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Earth Materials and Ancient Cultures
Wayne Powell, CUNY Brooklyn College
Students investigate properties of earth materials through the lens of art and archeology. It allows ties to other required core curriculum courses (particularly classics and art history), and integrates the use of ...

Tombstone Weathering Lab
Alison Anders, University of Illinois
During a field trip to a cemetery students collect data on the weathering of tombstones. They graph the data and make hypotheses about factors other than age that contribute to the different degrees of weathering ...

Correlating building stone type with building age to introduce the concept of dating rocks using index fossils
Wayne Powell, CUNY Brooklyn College
Contributed by: Wayne Powell, Brooklyn College Topics: building stones, rocks, rock properties, correlation, relative and absolute dating, index fossils, geologic history Course Type: introductory level This ...

Geomorphology Field Research Project
Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
This research project allows students to integrate and apply their geomorphic knowledge in a comprehensive study of a local landscape. Working in teams, they investigate uplifted alluvial deposits along the ...

Exploring the Bay Area
Carla Grandy, City College of San Francisco
This assignment is a do-it-yourself field trip. Students are given the opportunity to visit a local geologic feature and learn something about the origins and evolution of that site.

South Carolina Studies: Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard
South Carolina Studies - Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard: John R. Wagner, Clemson University Intended Audience: This exercise is suitable for the general public, though ...

Mapping a Local Dune Field and Estimating Paleowind Speed and Direction
Donald T. Rodbell, Union College Intended Audience: Undergraduate geomorphology course. Location: Pinebush dune field, eastern New York State (approximately 20 minutes from Union College campus). Summary: We visit ...

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