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.


1. Lets Plan a Geology Field TripReal or VirtualDave Hart and Carol McCartneyWisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey 2. OutlineSourcesChoose LocationDescribe the LocationPost information to the web 3. Sources for Wisconsin GeologyRoadside Geology of Wisconsinhttp://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/roadside.htmModerate ExpertiseCounty Bulletinshttp://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/geologic.htmHigher ExpertiseOutcropshttp://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/outcrop.htmHigher ExpertiseLandscapes of Wisconsinhttp://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/pdfs/pgszpdf/landscapes_of_wisconsin.pdfLower ExpertiseInternet Very hit and miss for Wisconsin specific information.Google Earth and Google MapsSteve Dutch at UW-Green Bay has lots of Wisconsin informationhttp://www.uwsp.edu/geo/projects/geoweb/participants/dutch/geolwisc/geostops/gstopind.htmModerate Expertise 4. Choosing a LocationInterestIs there an interesting storyIs the story something the students can useAccessibilityCan we get thereIs there available informationAre the rocks easy to understandSafetyCliffs TrafficWaterExample - Wisconsin Dells Rocky ArborState Park 5. Background Story (from Roadside Geology of Wisconsin, pages 208-211)Glaciers were hereIce melting makes a lake in front of glacierLake is bigLake drains and erodes soft sandstoneLeaves narrow and deep valleysFun place to go on boat ridesPerito Moreno glacier by Matt Riggott 6. Glaciers were hereGlaciation of WisconsinLee Clayton, John W. Attig, David M. Mickelson, Mark D. Johnson, and Kent M. SyversonEducational Series 36 2006 Third editionWeb informationhttp://www.uwex.edu/wgnhs/ice_age.htm 7. Glacial Lake WisconsinPerito Moreno glacier by Matt Riggott 8. Lake Drains and Leaves Large GulliesExample of small gullies forming near a pasture in CanadaCopyright URL Department of Primary Industries, The State of Victoria 9. The area is flat except for the channels or dellsRocy Arbor State Park has a big dell. 10. Outcrops and Photos in the ParkNotch shows erosion by water flow.Layering shows how the rock was deposited. 11. Outcrops and Photos in the ParkLayering shows bedding 12. Outcrops and Photos in the ParkDiagram courtesy of U.S.G.S.http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/seds/bedforms/movie_pages/movie22b.htmlLayering is cut off.This is called cross bedding. 13. Post Information to the WebYou can use Google Maps to add your photos and info to a map of your ownEasily sharedAllows for exploration, less passiveYou will need to have a Google or Gmail account to edit the map and post your informationhttps://www.google.com/accounts/Login 14. Steps to Post InformationSign in to your Google accountGo to Google Maps and Create new mapType in a title and decriptionGrab placemark and drop at the outcrops or photo locationsType in a title and description in the dialogue boxAdd photos 15. Sign in to Google Accounthttps://www.google.com/accounts/Login 16. Create new mapSearched 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 MapsOpen a new browser tab or window In the new tab, go to Picasa or your favorite online photo sitehttp://picasaweb.google.com/homeSelect 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 buttonSelect 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 htmlPaste the embed image text into the box.Click OkayClick 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 useQuestionsCommentsMake us collaborators and well post your map.