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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<ul><li> 1. Lets Plan a Geology Field TripReal or Virtual<br />Dave Hart and Carol McCartney<br />Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Outline<br />Sources<br />Choose Location<br />Describe the Location<br />Post information to the web<br /> 3. Sources for Wisconsin Geology<br />Roadside Geology of Wisconsin<br />http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/roadside.htm<br />Moderate Expertise<br />County Bulletins<br />http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/geologic.htm<br />Higher Expertise<br />Outcrops<br />http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/outcrop.htm<br />Higher Expertise<br />Landscapes of Wisconsin<br />http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/pdfs/pgszpdf/landscapes_of_wisconsin.pdf<br />Lower Expertise<br />Internet Very hit and miss for Wisconsin specific information.<br />Google Earth and Google Maps<br />Steve Dutch at UW-Green Bay has lots of Wisconsin information<br />http://www.uwsp.edu/geo/projects/geoweb/participants/dutch/geolwisc/geostops/gstopind.htm<br />Moderate Expertise<br /> 4. Choosing a Location<br />Interest<br />Is there an interesting story<br />Is the story something the students can use<br />Accessibility<br />Can we get there<br />Is there available information<br />Are the rocks easy to understand<br />Safety<br />Cliffs <br />Traffic<br />Water<br />Example - Wisconsin Dells Rocky Arbor<br />State Park<br /> 5. Background Story (from Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, pages 208-211)<br />Glaciers were here<br />Ice melting makes a lake in front of glacier<br />Lake is big<br />Lake drains and erodes soft sandstone<br />Leaves narrow and deep valleys<br />Fun place to go on boat rides<br />Perito Moreno glacier by Matt Riggott<br /> 6. Glaciers were here<br />Glaciation of Wisconsin<br />Lee Clayton, John W. Attig, David M. Mickelson, Mark D. Johnson, and Kent M. Syverson<br />Educational Series 36 2006 Third edition<br />Web information<br />http://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/ice_age.htm<br /> 7. Glacial Lake Wisconsin<br />Perito Moreno glacier by Matt Riggott<br /> 8. Lake Drains and Leaves Large Gullies<br />Example of small gullies forming near a pasture in Canada<br />Copyright URL Department of Primary Industries, The State of Victoria<br /> 9. The area is flat except for the channels or dells<br />Rocy Arbor State Park has a big dell.<br /> 10. Outcrops and Photos in the Park<br />Notch shows erosion by water flow.Layering shows how the rock was deposited.<br /> 11. Outcrops and Photos in the Park<br />Layering shows bedding<br /> 12. Outcrops and Photos in the Park<br />Diagram courtesy of U.S.G.S.<br />http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/seds/bedforms/movie_pages/movie22b.html<br />Layering is cut off.This is called cross bedding.<br /> 13. Post Information to the Web<br />You can use Google Maps to add your photos and info to a map of your own<br />Easily shared<br />Allows for exploration, less passive<br />You will need to have a Google or Gmail account to edit the map and post your information<br />https://www.google.com/accounts/Login<br /> 14. Steps to Post Information<br />Sign in to your Google account<br />Go to Google Maps and Create new map<br />Type in a title and decription<br />Grab placemark and drop at the outcrops or photo locations<br />Type in a title and description in the dialogue box<br />Add photos<br /> 15. Sign in to Google Account<br />https://www.google.com/accounts/Login<br /> 16. Create new map<br />Searched for Rocky Arbor State Park<br /> 17. Select Satellite view and locate photos<br /> 18. Grab placemarker and drop it at outcrop<br /> 19. Type in a title and description in the dialogue box.<br /> 20. Add Photos to Google Maps<br />Open a new browser tab or window <br />In the new tab, go to Picasa or your favorite online photo site<br />http://picasaweb.google.com/home<br />Select upload photos and either select or create a new album.<br />Choose file and find the photo you want to upload and click on the Choose button<br />Select Link to this Photo.Its on the right hand side.<br />Copy the text in the embed image box.<br />Go back to Google Maps, Outcrops in Wisconsin.<br />By the description, select edit in html<br />Paste the embed image text into the box.<br />Click Okay<br />Click Save and Done<br /> 21. In the new tab, go to Picasa or your favorite online photo site<br /> 22. Select upload photos and either select or create a new album.<br /> 23. Either select or create a new album.<br /> 24. Select Choose file<br /> 25. Find the photo you want to upload and click on the Choose button<br /> 26. Find the photo you want to upload and click on the Choose button<br /> 27. In the album, select the photo for the outcrop and click on Link to the Photo<br /> 28. Copy the text in the Embed image box<br /> 29. Go back to Google Maps and select Edit HTML <br /> 30. Paste the Embed image text into the dialogue box and the click OK<br /> 31. Click Done and Save<br /> 32. Youve just done some geology everyone can see and use<br />Questions<br />Comments<br />Make us collaborators and well post your map.<br /></p>