Lets plan a field trip

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Step by step instructions for leading a field trip, virtual or real, to Rocky Arbor Park in Wisconsin.

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  • 1. Lets Plan a Geology Field TripReal or Virtual
    Dave Hart and Carol McCartney
    Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

2. Outline
Sources
Choose Location
Describe the Location
Post information to the web
3. Sources for Wisconsin Geology
Roadside Geology of Wisconsin
http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/roadside.htm
Moderate Expertise
County Bulletins
http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/geologic.htm
Higher Expertise
Outcrops
http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/outcrop.htm
Higher Expertise
Landscapes of Wisconsin
http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/pdfs/pgszpdf/landscapes_of_wisconsin.pdf
Lower Expertise
Internet Very hit and miss for Wisconsin specific information.
Google Earth and Google Maps
Steve Dutch at UW-Green Bay has lots of Wisconsin information
http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/projects/geoweb/participants/dutch/geolwisc/geostops/gstopind.htm
Moderate Expertise
4. Choosing a Location
Interest
Is there an interesting story
Is the story something the students can use
Accessibility
Can we get there
Is there available information
Are the rocks easy to understand
Safety
Cliffs
Traffic
Water
Example - Wisconsin Dells Rocky Arbor
State Park
5. Background Story (from Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, pages 208-211)
Glaciers were here
Ice melting makes a lake in front of glacier
Lake is big
Lake drains and erodes soft sandstone
Leaves narrow and deep valleys
Fun place to go on boat rides
Perito Moreno glacier by Matt Riggott
6. Glaciers were here
Glaciation of Wisconsin
Lee Clayton, John W. Attig, David M. Mickelson, Mark D. Johnson, and Kent M. Syverson
Educational Series 36 2006 Third edition
Web information
http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/ice_age.htm
7. Glacial Lake Wisconsin
Perito Moreno glacier by Matt Riggott
8. Lake Drains and Leaves Large Gullies
Example of small gullies forming near a pasture in Canada
Copyright URL Department of Primary Industries, The State of Victoria
9. The area is flat except for the channels or dells
Rocy Arbor State Park has a big dell.
10. Outcrops and Photos in the Park
Notch shows erosion by water flow.Layering shows how the rock was deposited.
11. Outcrops and Photos in the Park
Layering shows bedding
12. Outcrops and Photos in the Park
Diagram courtesy of U.S.G.S.
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/seds/bedforms/movie_pages/movie22b.html
Layering is cut off.This is called cross bedding.
13. Post Information to the Web
You can use Google Maps to add your photos and info to a map of your own
Easily shared
Allows for exploration, less passive
You will need to have a Google or Gmail account to edit the map and post your information
https://www.google.com/accounts/Login
14. Steps to Post Information
Sign in to your Google account
Go to Google Maps and Create new map
Type in a title and decription
Grab placemark and drop at the outcrops or photo locations
Type in a title and description in the dialogue box
Add photos
15. Sign in to Google Account
https://www.google.com/accounts/Login
16. Create new map
Searched for Rocky Arbor State Park
17. Select Satellite view and locate photos
18. Grab placemarker and drop it at outcrop
19. Type in a title and description in the dialogue box.
20. Add Photos to Google Maps
Open a new browser tab or window
In the new tab, go to Picasa or your favorite online photo site
http://picasaweb.google.com/home
Select upload photos and either select or create a new album.
Choose file and find the photo you want to upload and click on the Choose button
Select Link to this Photo.Its on the right hand side.
Copy the text in the embed image box.
Go back to Google Maps, Outcrops in Wisconsin.
By the description, select edit in html
Paste the embed image text into the box.
Click Okay
Click Save and Done
21. In the new tab, go to Picasa or your favorite online photo site
22. Select upload photos and either select or create a new album.
23. Either select or create a new album.
24. Select Choose file
25. Find the photo you want to upload and click on the Choose button
26. Find the photo you want to upload and click on the Choose button
27. In the album, select the photo for the outcrop and click on Link to the Photo
28. Copy the text in the Embed image box
29. Go back to Google Maps and select Edit HTML
30. Paste the Embed image text into the dialogue box and the click OK
31. Click Done and Save
32. Youve just done some geology everyone can see and use
Questions
Comments
Make us collaborators and well post your map.

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