The 2011 course will be offered June
14 - July 1
Photo courtesy of Vince Duperron
This course is designed to bring together professional teachers, undergraduate students that are interested in secondary science education, and undergraduate geoscience majors for a two-week-long field course. The goals of the course are to provide undergraduate students and teachers with meaningful field experiences, and to encourage motivated and well-trained geoscientists to enter the teaching profession.
Development of this course is made possible by support provided by the National Science Foundation, Michigan Space Grant and Michigan Tech's Departments of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences and Cognitive and Learning Sciences.
Geology of Utah's National Parks makes use of exposures of Pennsylvanian through Cretaceous rocks in southeastern Utah. Five National Parks and Monuments are the sites of investigations conducted during the course.
This site was constructed to provide information about what happens during the course. The syllabus section (below) gives detailed information about the activities on each day of the course. The photo gallery provides geologic overviews and photographs (with captions) of geologic features. You can get to the photo gallery from the syllabus or vice versa so take some time and wander around!
Don't miss your chance to visit Utah's canyon country and learn about geology in the nation's best outdoor classroom.
Map of Field Sites
This link takes you to a map of the field sites. You can select the numbers on the map and be directly transferred to the syllabus for each day of the course.
Course Description and
This contains the itinerary, with detailed descriptions of the field sites and exercises, as well as links to photos of each site.
This section leads to photos of sites that are investigated during the course.
What to Bring
This section contains a list of equipment that you should bring if you participate in the course.
Information about credit hours, lab fees, equipment provided, and other important facts are available through this link.
If you are a Michigan Tech student you can register using Banweb. If you are not a Michigan Tech student you need to enroll as a non-degree seeking student in the University before you can enroll in the class. Graduate students and professional teachers register for GE5130. Undergraduates register for a Special Topics course (with permission of instructor. Lori Witting (email@example.com) can provide more information.
If you are a teacher, contact Lori Witting (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she can help you register and help you obtain financial aid.
Course Personnel and Contact
This section contains information about the instructors and teaching assistants.