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Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens WA part of Field Trip Collection
Living with Volcanoes - Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens, WA Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 509 359-2286; Drs. ...
Natural History of the Olympic Peninsula part of Field Trip Collection
Natural History of the Olympic Peninsula Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 509 359-2286; Drs. Suzanne Schwab and ...
On the Trail of the Yellowstone Hot Spot part of Field Trip Collection
On the Trail of the Yellowstone Hot Spot - Snake River Plain, Craters of the Moon, and Yellowstone Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, ...
High School Geology field trip from Los Angeles to Death Valley part of Field Trip Collection
The purpose is to introduce an introductory physical geology class to a wide variety of geologic features.
Mojave-Mecca Geology Field Trip part of 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 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.
Glacial geology of Arlee Valley, Montana - trip for HS teachers part of Field Trip Collection
This field trip, which is designed for HS science teachers with little or no formal training in geosciences specifically, is designed to acquaint participants with the glacial geologic record of a small topographic basin in western Montana. The trip focuses on the landforms and sedimentologic character of various glacial and glacially-influenced deposits.
Mass Wasting and Slope Stability: part of 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 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 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 ...