Faculty Publications

Title

Incorporating GPS technology with a campus geology walking tour

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Geoscience Education

Volume

52

Issue

2

First Page

186

Last Page

190

Abstract

A university campus geology walking tour can provide students with the opportunity to examine a variety of geologic features as well as rock, mineral, and fossil specimens contained in building stones, monuments, and rock gardens. By incorporating handheld GPS receivers into the tour, the students are given the additional experience of using a relatively new technology as part of their field activity. The two combine well, and we find that students enjoy both the opportunity to apply knowledge they have learned in the classroom and the opportunity to gain a basic understanding and appreciation of GPS technology.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2004

DOI of published version

10.5408/1089-9995-52.2.186

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