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Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast to Northern California
Jennifer Thomson, Eastern Washington University
Gorge to Shore - Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon Coast to Northern California Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 ...

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Biology, Geoscience, Environmental Science
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Field trip
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Research Experiences in a Mineralogy Class
Dave Mogk, Montana State University Summary One of the goals of my Mineralogy class is to demonstrate how the principles and content covered in class can be applied to questions of geologic interest or that have ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Project, Field Activity, Course Information
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Designing a sedimentary geology course around field-based class projects that yield publishable research
James Ebert, SUNY College at Oneonta
Field-based research projects can be the heart of a course in sedimentary geology. Course content, organization, readings and laboratory experiences are dictated by the nature of the specific project. Less content ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy, Facies and Facies Models, Provenance, Techniques of Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Structures, Sedimentary Textures
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Project
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Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach GeoscienceAn Illustrated Community Discussion
Karen Grove, San Francisco State University
The introductory level course teaches geology majors basic skills in the context of a field-based problem, the integrating theme for the semester, so that they can more rapidly achieve an advanced skill level in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity
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Columbia Plateau North Cascades National Park and vicinity to Whidbey Island WA
Jennifer Thomson, Eastern Washington University
Sage to Sea - Columbia Plateau, across the North Cascades and to Whidbey Island WA Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 ...

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Plant Biology, Geoscience, Environmental Science
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Field trip

Battle of Lava and Life: Crater Lake National Park and Newberry Volcanic National Monument
Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 (509) 359-2286; Drs. Suzanne Schwab and Robin O'Quinn, Department of Biology, ...

Subject: Biology:Plant Biology, Environmental Science, Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity, Field Activity:Field trip , Field camp

Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...

Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Oceanography, Geoscience
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students, Activities:Field Activity

Melding Research on the Navajo Volcanic Field into Undergraduate Curriculum to Promote Scientific Literacy
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary Mafic dike in the Navajo volcanic field exposed near Newcomb, New Mexico. Details This module highlights the curricular design and outcomes of undergraduate research in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Course Information: Activities:Field Activity, Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Research experiences for students

Integrating Scientific Discovery in a Field-based Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology Course
David Gonzales, Fort Lewis College
Ship Rock at Sunset. Research-intensive courses in the field put students in settings where they can experience the geology, environment, and culture. DetailsDavid Gonzales, Fort Lewis College Summary At Fort ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
Donna Anderson, Colorado School of Mines

Resource Type: Course Information: Course Information, Activities:Field Activity:Field camp

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