Teaching Geomorphology in the Field
Field-Geomorphology Teaching Activities
(Browse all geomorphology activities)
- Karst Hydrogeology: A virtual field introduction using Google Earth and GIS
- Geological Mapping of a Virtual Landscape
- Virtual Geological Mapping Field Trip - Glens of Tekoa, New Zealand
- Mapping a Local Dune Field and Estimating Paleowind Speed and Direction
- Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region
- Red Canyon Terrace Project
- Geologic Mapping Exercise
- Monument Creek hydraulics project
- Take A Hike Assignment
- Mass Wasting and Slope Stability
- Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load
- Drainage Basins Field Lab
- Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip
- Determining slope movement and water contamination of quicklime deposits along Lake Winnebago, High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin
- Diagnosing Landslide Hazard
- Field Exercise - Caddy Canyon Debris Flows
- Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data
- South Carolina Studies: Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard
- Undergraduate research students investigate dune processes and change at a Lake Michigan site (Case study from 2007-2008 field season)
- Soil description & analysis
- Florida River Project: Semester-long group project
- Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass
- Hydraulic Geometry in the Greys River Watershed
- Hydraulic Geometry and Channel Roughness
Small details to big picture – field study of a glacio-fluvial gravel quarry near Rotterdam Junction, New York (PowerPoint 11.6MB Aug6 10)
Paul Ryberg and Mitchell McAdoo, Clarion College
Teaching Geoscience in the Field 2010
A multiple-week exercise on the geotechnical properties of soils and slope stability (PowerPoint 14.9MB Aug1 08)
David Franzi, SUNY Plattsburgh
Teaching Geomorphology 2008
Research Projects and Activities
Research on coastal erosion, flooding, and ground subsidence as useful case studies for student projects and assignments (Acrobat (PDF) 6.4MB Mar9 08)
William Dupre, University of Houston
Urban Students, Urban Issues 2008
Field guides and databases
The NAGT Field Trip Collection contains a number of geomorphology field trips and examples. The examples in this collection share information about the design of the trips and their important characteristics in addition to providing easy access to field guides.
- Field Trip Safety: This page in the Cutting Edge Teaching in the Field module presents guidance and example policies and forms for addressing safety concerns when taking geoscience students into the field to learn.
- The Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database - The Montana-Yellowstone Geologic Field Guide Database is a pilot project for making the field guide literature more accessible and useful to geoscience educators, students, and researchers. While the database is not an exhaustive listing of every published field guide, nor does it provide direct links to the full text of each reference (except for a few unpublished field guides which are reproduced as pdf files), the database is a fully-searchable listing of 50 of the best references for exploring the geology of this fascinating region.
- NAGT's Far West Section Publications
- Field Guides - Illustrated field guides for sites near Bozeman and Big Sky, MT.
- Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database: This database from AGI and the Geoscience Information Society contains bibliographic references and location for published field guides.
- The University of Texas at Austin has compiled a substantial e-library of field trip guides (more info) on their Walter Geology Library website.