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Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
As a final exercise in a course on Geological Maps, students conduct a field mapping of a one square mile area over a weekend. Back in the classroom, students are introduced to ArcMAP and Illustrator, with which ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology

Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Multi-day project using aerial photography and field observation to map and interpret a megascopic anticline/syncline pair exposed in the Ouachita Mountains of central Arkansas. This exercise involves two classroom ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology

A Cross-Section and Geologic History from Field Data Collected by Second Year Students in the St Francois Mountains of Missouri part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity takes place during a 3-day field trip to St Francois Mountains, Missouri. Students use their field data to construct a cross-section through a portion of the field area.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Stratigraphy

Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a 2.5 hour field trip in which students search through strata of the Upper Devonian Catskill Delta for paleocurrent indicators that allow them to infer paleogeographic differences between Devonian and ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Red Canyon Terrace Project part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This project is designed to give students: (1) experience in mapping the details of surficial geologic deposits (Qal), (2) an understanding the geomorphic relations among surficial deposits and ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Field Exercise in Stratigraphy/Paleoecology part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity for GEOL 320 "Paleobiology" is designed to turn what could have been a "look-and-see" fossil collecting trip into one where genuinely interesting hypotheses/questions are ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Field Techniques , Biology, Geoscience:Paleontology:Paleoecology , Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction

How to be a field geologist: an in-class exercise to introduce students to basic outcrop analysis part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This in-class exercise is designed to give students practice analyzing outcrops before they go on a field trip. First, students watch a short video tutorial on analyzing an outcrop. Then, they are given a color ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of Cutting Edge:Develop Program-Wide Abilities:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a week-long bedrock mapping project on Isle Au Haut, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, with three to four field days followed by 1-2 lab days. The bedrock is Silurian gabbro and granite that commingled in a magma ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Structural Geology, Geography:Geospatial

Geologic Mapping I part of Field Lab Examples
Students complete a geologic map of a small area.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Structural Visualizations

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

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