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.