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Structural and bedrock mapping along the York Rd, Lewis and Clark County, Montana part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This is a road mapping exercise with which students can get acquainted with the concept of detailed "structural mapping," combined with bedrock lithological mapping, and interpretation of structural data

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology

How to be a field geologist: an in-class exercise to introduce students to basic outcrop analysis part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology

Field Geophysics Sampling and Aliasing Theory and Examples part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Collecting geosciences data in the field involves sampling in time and space. Sampling includes theoretical limitation and the possibility of aliasing which has severe effects on sampled data. The concepts are ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Integrated Field Project in Structural Geology and Sedimentology/Stratigraphy part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
By combining the curricular and learning objectives across traditionally separate undergraduate courses in Sedimentology/Stratigraphy and Structural Geology, Lafayette College has developed an innovative year-long ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Sedimentary Geology

Stream Dynamics and the Urban Environment part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
This field activity focuses on stream dynamics and urban development. Students determine stream discharge and observe riparian conditions for a local wadeable urban stream. After the field trip, students delineate ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Hydrology:Surface Water, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Surface Water

A field trip to explore rock formation and tectonics of southern California part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
In this contribution, we provide an example of a one-day trip to examine Proterozoic metamorphic and Mesozoic intrusive igneous rocks that are easily accessible along and near roads in southern California. The ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Historical Geology

Exploring the building stones of downtown Seattle part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students explore the building stones of downtown Seattle in order to obtain practice in rock identification.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology

Mapping Bedrock Outcrops with Stride & Compass and a GPS Unit in a soil and forest mantled landscape part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students take a two mile hike along a trail in a forest and map bedrock exposures. The project takes place over a few days. Students will need 2-3 hours to collect the data in the field, and another 2-3 hours to ...

Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of Cutting Edge: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 ...

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

Coyote Creek Geologic Map part of Cutting Edge:Geoscience in the Field:Activities
Students are required to make field observations, collect data and then create a detailed geologic map and report for a small area (approximately 1 sq. mile) on the edge of the Tularosa Basin in south central New ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Sedimentary Geology, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology