Virtual field trips are a simple tool for organising photographs, field data and perhaps some diagrams from specific natural examples of geology. In many ways this name is a misnomer - there is no way that working through these web sites substitutes for observing rocks in the field. The intellectual processes are quite different. Nevertheless these sites do provide greater levels of interaction than conventional books or poster displays. Here in Leeds we use them to support various modules and provide context for measured data, field relationships or rock samples in laboratory classes. You can visit the sites by clicking on the icons below. Some are self-contained with teaching materials available as pdf files.
|Virtual "field trip" to key sites in the Moine thrust belt
|Virtual "fieldtrip" to the Dead Sea Fault system, particularly the Lebanese sector of the plate boundary
|Virtual "field trip" that looks at deformation kinematics at Nanga Parbat, Pakistan Himalayas
|Exhumation of eclogites in the Western Gneiss Region, Norway
|Subalpine field excursion
Last update: 10th October 2007