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Floodplains in the field part of Field Lab Examples
In this lab, students measure a topographic and geologic cross-section across a floodplain by simple surveying and auguring techniques.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology

Glacial Geology in the Field part of Field Lab Examples
Students describe and interpret glacial features exposed in gravel pits and outcrops.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Provenance, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:Landforms/Processes:Glacial/Periglacial

Soils are the Pits! part of Field Lab Examples
describing soils in natural exposures

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

Stream Dynamics and the Urban Environment part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity focuses on stream dynamics and urban development. Students determine stream discharge and observe riparian conditions for a local wadeable urban stream. After the field trip, students delineate ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water

Measurement of River Flow part of Cutting Edge:Environmental Geology:Activities
The laboratory is an outdoor exercise where students visit a local stream and use two methods to calculate stream discharge. Tapes, Philadelphia rods,and a transit are employed for stream measurements. The students ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science

Riparian Plant Lab part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this field exercise for an introductory environmental science course, students investigate plant cover and type in a riparian area using transects. The final assignment is a lab report that includes a summary data table, a graph of cover types along their transect and an analysis of riparian health.

Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Biology:Plant Biology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Environmental Science, Ecosystems:Biodiversity, Biology:Ecology:Habitats, Biology:Diversity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
A virtual and traditional field trip experience that was designed to study how virtual field trips should be used in geoscience curriculum. Field trip exercises are based on a local groundwater controversy that ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making

Monitoring Lead in an Urban Community Garden part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Service Learning:Activities
Each spring, students in a 300-level field course collect samples from urban community gardens to monitor soil lead concentrations.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Soils

Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Field Experiences:Posters
The use of hands-on/minds-on investigation of flowing water with flooding and erosion mitigation the focus. Students from kindergarten to graduate students have completed the investigation.

Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes

Virtual Field Trip (VFT) to the USGS Earthquake Hazard Program - Connection between Plate Boundaries and Threats to Life part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching about Risk and Resilience:Activities

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Environmental Geology

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