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Celebration of Earth and Arbor Day part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
During this trip, students will plants 25 oak trees in a designated area set by Little Rock Parks and Recreation.

Mojave-Mecca Geology Field Trip part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
This 8 day field trip occurs over spring break. Upper division geoscience students visit a spectrum of locations in southern California. The course blends field mapping exercises with look-see sites along the plate margin.

Paleoclimate Reconstruction: Walker Lake-Bloody Canyon Moraines of Mono Basin, California part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
In this activity students map and describe glacial geomorphic features related to Quaternary glaciations in the Sierra Nevada of central California. In this region, multiple sets of glacial moraines and corresponding bogs and lakes are evidence of various advances during the Pleistocene. With time, glacial features are modified by erosional processes resulting in morphological changes that we can use to relatively date the various features. Using cross-cutting relationships, moraine morphology, boulder description/counting, and various other relative dating techniques students will "date" the moraines. In this locality there are three main moraine crests that are well-preserved and available for students to hike along and gather data (classified as Tioga-Tenaya, Tahoe, and Mono Basin moraines). At a locality along each of the three different moraine crests, students will observe the boulders along the ridge crest (within ~5m of the crest) within a known area. The students will record the number of boulders, the degree of weathering of the boulders, the lithology, the size (~diameter), roundness, presence of lichen (describe), and the presence of striations on each boulder. They will also note the style and amount of vegetation on the moraine and soil characteristics (amount of gruss around boulders?) The students should make a table in their field notebooks so that it is easy to compile the data at the end of the day. Generally students work in groups of 2 or 3. Since many of these observations are somewhat qualitative it works well for them to be able to discuss their thoughts while gathering data. It is helpful to use a few boulders as examples to set some ground rules before starting the activity this will help the class be the same page with regard to the techniques.

Mass Wasting and Slope Stability: part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Jeff Clark, Lawrence University Intended Audience: Undergraduate course in geomorphology. Location: This field lab takes place on the western shores of Lake Michigan just north of Two Creeks, WI, in Manitowoc ...

The Mountain View area of the Stillwater Complex as a field teaching model part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
The Mountain View Area of the Stillwater Complex as a Field Teaching Model: I. S. McCallum, University of Washington Intended Audience: Geology majors: I will assume that most students in this group who make the ...

Yellowstone Thought Questions part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Yellowstone Thought Questions: Barbara Nash, University of Utah Intended Audience: This activity was part of the 2003 Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century workshop. It is designed for an undergraduate required ...

Structure Field Trip to Whaleback Anticline in Eastern PA part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
David Steer, Department of Geology and Environmental Science at The University of Akron This field trip was designed for an undergraduate structural geology class and additional geology & environmental science ...

Petrogenesis and Tectonic Implications of Blue Ridge Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
The Petrogenesis and Tectonic Implications of Blue Ridge Mafic-Ultramafic Rocks: The Buck Creek and Carroll Knob complexes, and rocks of the Addie-Willets region Virginia L. Peterson, Grand Valley State University ...

A Field Trip to See a Cross Section of the Crust and Samples of the Mantle part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Dexter Perkins Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering The University of North Dakota Grand Forks ND 58202 Intended Audience: Undergraduate geology majors or members of a geology club. Location: This field ...

West Texas: Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend part of Teaching in the Field:Field Trip Collection
Neil Haywood, Kevin Hefferean University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Geology/Geography 393: Field Trip - Southwestern USA Intended Audience: Geology and Geography undergraduate students Location: Guadalupe ...