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The First Field Trip: An introduction to sedimentation and stratigraphy part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Field Labs:Field Lab Examples
An example set of tasks and questions for the first field trip of a 300-level Sedimentology and Stratigraphy course.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, YNP part of NAGT:Our Work:Past Projects:Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Field and Laboratory Project - Volcanology and Petrology of Interbedded Andesitic Lava Flows and Volcaniclastic Rocks from Washburn Volcano, Yellowstone National Park Todd Feeley, Montana State University Intended ...

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

Monitoring Lead in an Urban Community Garden part of Service Learning:Activities
Each spring, students in a 300-level field course collect samples from urban community gardens to monitor soil lead concentrations.

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geochemistry, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Geoscience:Soils

Mapping commingled magmas, Eastern Head of Isle Au Haut, Maine part of 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: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Geology

Aerial photo interpretation and mapping - Bayou Meda anticline, Arkansas part of 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 ...

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

Bedrock Geology Mapping Exercise part of 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Field Exercise in Stratigraphy/Paleoecology part of 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 ...

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

Red Canyon Terrace Project part of 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 ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology

Field Trip to Enfield Glen, NY Finger Lakes Region part of 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 ...

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

How to be a field geologist: an in-class exercise to introduce students to basic outcrop analysis part of 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: Geoscience:Geology


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