Welcome! This blog will contain photos and videos taken via GoPro cameras by the University of Michigan. These media will be used as teaching aids for students to provide help recalling features seen in the field and to further illustrate geologic principles learned in the classroom. GoPro cameras will be attached to students on hikes, held in hand for photos, and flown on a remote control drone for aerial footage.
We begin at the University of Michigan’s Camp Davis, a geology summer field camp located outside Jackson, Wyoming. Throughout this month long class students will travel to places of geologic interest in both Wyoming and Idaho. We will visit the Snake River Plain (ID), Craters of the Moon (ID), City of Rocks (ID), Granite Creek (WY), Yellowstone National Park (WY & ID), and Teton National Park (WY) among others.
Combining new technology with more traditional classroom and field learning will provide enhanced learning, the ability to revisit places seen via videos, and allow students to show the beauty and grandeur of the American West easily with family and friends.