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Understanding wetlands part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities
Students collect soil samples from in and around wetlands, make visual observation, divide soil cores into sections (depending on the soil type), dry, sieve, and analyze samples. Have students identify ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Geologic History, Principles of Geology

Non-traditional and under-represented students in hydrogeology: Learning by discovery in an urban environment part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
An example of student-driven, instructor-guided field experiments on a budget. Schools that cater to under-represented students are often those with limited resources, however, student-driven discovery in the field ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Resources

Biodiversity Count part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
In this class exercise, students count the number of species they can find in a five minute block of time in both an urban lawn and natural, remnant forest area. The students are introduced to the concept of low ...

Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

More Nitrogen Upstream, Fewer Filters Downstream part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS-sponsored site provides an explanation for the low oxygen conditions of the "dead zone" stemming from the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico watersheds. The factors that ...
Urban Geology: Land Use, Environmental Issues

The Chesapeake Bay's Dead Zone part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This Chesapeake Bay Foundation fact sheet provides information regarding the cause and growth of the Chesapeake Bay dead zone. The site also addresses possible solutions to the hypoxia and includes a ...
Urban Geology: Land Use, Environmental Issues

Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues, Principles of Geology

American Forests part of SERC Web Resource Collection

American Forests is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Tree Link part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site was created to provide information, research, and networking for people working in urban and community forestry. It is meant to inform, educate, and inspire the researcher, arborist, ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Urban Forestry: Laboratory Exercisess part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These forestry lesson plans and field activities teach students: how trees function in an urban setting; how to collect data on trees in their urban environment in order to determine how well the ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

Urban Tree Planting: Beyond Aesthetics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This two-minute sound segment discusses the reasons for planting trees in the city. The speaker says planting trees has a number of benefits which we often do not think of, including providing shade. ...
Urban Geology: Environmental Issues

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