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Selected sites with Virtual Fieldwork Experiences, Field Trips and Tours

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The sites below have not been reviewed in an extensive way for the ReaL project. The list is in no particular order. Suggested additions may be sent to Don Duggan-Haas. Please include a brief description that can be included on this page.

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

DLESE is an extensive set of resources for teachers of Earth system science. One resource type is Virtual Field Trip. There are over 100, most of which are tours.

Geologic Overview of the Trenton Group at West Canada Creek, New York

This site is from the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.

Google Earth Tours

By: Eric Cohen

This site created by Eric Cohen, an Earth science teacher at West Hampton Beach High School, offers both tours and instructions on how to create them.

DLESE NY Landscape Regions in Google Earth

By: Brisley, Cohen, Dedrick, DeMarco, Ebert, Fermann, Finerghty, Hand, Kluge, Kruger-Knuepfer, MacLeish, McGuire, Miller, Mozer, Patrick, Potocki, Wiech, Wilder

This site offers a collection of Google Earth tours illustrating New York State's different landform regions.

Virtual Field Trip to North Stradbroke Island, Australia

By: Mack, Sally.

This VFT is focused on coastal ecology. It has interesting features including virtual instruments. See also:

Mack, Sally. A Virtual Biology Field Trip to North Stradbroke Island. Australian Science Teachers Journal, Sep2002, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p44, 3p; (AN 7901062)

Virtual Field Trips in Sedimentary Geology

By: Dr. Leslie A. Melim, Western Illinois University

This site includes links to several VFTs and a Geological Society of America conference abstract explaining how they are used.

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