Teaching Geomorphology in the Field
Field-Geomorphology Teaching Activities
(Browse all geomorphology activities)
- Geologic Mapping Exercise
- Red Canyon Terrace Project
- Recognizing and mapping faults using lidar and field data
- Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region
- Monument Creek hydraulics project
- Mass Wasting and Slope Stability
- Take A Hike Assignment
- Measuring bankfull channel features, bed sediment, and bed load
- Drainage Basins Field Lab
- Mapping a Local Dune Field and Estimating Paleowind Speed and Direction
- Physical Geology: Idaho Field Trip
- Undergraduate research students investigate dune processes and change at a Lake Michigan site (Case study from 2007-2008 field season)
- Soil description & analysis
- The geomorphology of home
- South Carolina Studies: Bringing the Geologic Time Scale Down to Earth in the Students' Backyard
- Shoreline Geomorphology Lab
- Florida River Project: Semester-long group project
- Exploring the Bay Area
- Field Exercise: Caddy Canyon Debris Flow(s)
- Build a Delta!
- Pinnacle Mountain Field Project
- Hypothesis Testing through Field Investigation of Mystery Mounds
- Hydraulic Geometry and Channel Roughness
- Soil Field Descriptions and Soil Forming Processes
- Rivers and Streams
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
Tombstone weathering lab (PowerPoint 3.8MB Jul31 08)
Alison Anders, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Link to the activity/assignment / Teaching Geomorphology 2008
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
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.