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South Carolina Studies: Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard part of Rates and Time:GSA Activity Posters
Students visit Drayton Hall historic plantation near Charleston, South Carolina and are led on a field trip that starts with a discussion of documented historic changes that have affected the mansion and the surrounding property. The field trip continues with a study of Native American artifacts and ends with analysis of coastal plain deposits exposed along the Ashley River. Students use paleogeographic maps to discuss both historic and prehistoric changes to the landscape. Back in the classroom, students gather data to draw paleogeographic maps of their own school site through geologic time.
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Geocaching as a tool for experiential learning and self-guided adventures in large geology courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
It is uncommon for large service geology courses to provide engaging outdoor experiences that effectively mimic the experiences of working geologists, a critical component of recruiting students to geology. To ...
Growing the geoscience community through experiential learning activities with non-geoscience majors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
Increasing the number of students intending to pursue a geoscience-related career path is critical to building a strong geoscience workforce. By providing opportunities for both Geology majors and non-majors to ...
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What Students Want to Learn part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
John Wagner, Clemson University Course: Earth Resources 60 students Surveying your students about what they want to learn in a course can tell you a lot about them and their interests, and how to connect your ...