Geology of Utahís National Parks

Michigan Technological University

Summer Field Course for Teachers!

The dates for the 2014 course are June 14 - July 1

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Split Mountain in Dinosaur National Monument

Photo courtesy of Vince Duperron

 


OVERVIEW

This course is designed to bring together professional teachers together for an extended field experience. The goals of the course are to provide teachers with meaningful experiences that give them practice using the tools and habits of mind employed by practicing geoscientists.

 

The Geology of Utah's National Parks course makes use of exposures of Pennsylvanian through Cretaceous rocks exposed in southeastern Utah. Five National Parks and Monuments are the sites of investigations conducted during the course.

 

Donít miss your chance to visit Utah's canyon country and learn about geology in the nation's best outdoor classroom.

 

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!

The course is made possible through generous funding from the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Space Grant Association.

 

National Science Foundation - Where Discoveries Begin

 

 


COURSE FACTS

Information about credit hours, lab fees, equipment, and other important facts are available through this link.

 


HOW TO REGISTER

If you are not a Michigan Tech student you will first need to apply for admission (you can apply as a non-degree seeking student) before you can enroll in the class. The how to register link will take you to some more information about how to apply and enroll in the course. The course number is GE5130.

 

If you are already a Michigan Tech student you can register in the normal way. The course number is GE5130.

 


COURSE PERSONNEL AND CONTACT INFORMATION

This section contains information about the instructors and teaching assistants.

 


COURSE DESCRIPTION AND SYLLABUS

This contains the itinerary, with detailed descriptions of the field sites and exercises, as well as links to photos of each site.

 

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.

 


WHAT TO BRING

This section contains a list of equipment that you should bring if you participate in the course.

 


PHOTO GALLERY

This section leads to photos of sites that are investigated during the course.

        Pictures from 2006

We took a lot of pictures in 2006. Some are available at this link.

        Movies and Virtual Reality

We shot some virtual reality images in 2006 and these are available through this link.

 

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