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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 ...

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.

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.

Fossil Collection and Museum Curation
Diana Boyer, SUNY College at Oswego
This assignment requires the collection of an individual fossil with appropriate supplimentary information in the field, identification of fossil, and exposes students to museum curation.

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 ...

Fossil Identification Project
Melissa Lobegeier, Middle Tennessee State University
The students collected 20 fossil taxa from 5 different locations and 3 different geological periods. They identified the taxa and summarize the paleoenvironmental information about their localities in a powerpoint ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Forensic Paleontology
Katherine McCarville, Upper Iowa University
Students examine and sketch a dead animal, discovering as much as possible about it.