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Teaching Structural Geology in the Field

Field experiences are a critical part of a geoscience student's education and have long been one of the foundations of geoscience education. Below, you will find links to presentations, posters, and teaching activities presented by participants at several workshops that speak to a variety of ways they have taught structure with and through field work.

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Structure in the Field

Integration of Field and Laboratory Exercises into a One-Year Sed/Strat and Structure Course Leading to a Capstone Field Mapping Project (PowerPoint 11.2MB Aug16 10)
Larry Malinconico and David Sunderlin, Lafayette College
Teaching Geoscience in the Field 2010

Geology of the Maine Coast by Sea Kayak: a field methods course (PowerPoint 4.9MB Aug14 10)
Dykstra Eusden, Bates College
Teaching Geoscience in the Field 2010

A Field Mapping Exercise to Emphasize the Interpretive Nature of Bedrock Geologic Maps in Glaciated Terranes (Acrobat (PDF) 11.1MB Aug24 10)
Jim Miller, University of Minnesota Duluth
Teaching Geoscience in the Field 2010

Measurement of compass orientations of rock fractures
Thomas W. Oesleby, Northwest College
Using Field Observations and Experiences to Teach Geoscience 2004

Field Guides and Databases

The NAGT Field Trip Collection contains more than 50 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. In addition, you can find information for teaching in the field in these other collections:

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