Field Methods for Environmental Science
- Lecture topics may include:
- Introduction: Gathering data for scientific analysis, safety.
- Recording techniques for scientific field data.
- Geological diagrams (columns, cross-sections, maps).
- Overview of soils, rocks, minerals.
- Water quality sampling techniques.
- Sampling for invertebrates.
- Groundwater observations.
- Air photo interpretation.
- Logging of a vertical section of rock and soil.
- Field relationships and structure.
Instruction will primarily utilize field trips with preparatory lectures, and occasional labs. Text and other readings will be assigned.
|Field/lab reports (8)||80%|
This course is designed to supplement and extend previous education in Biology, Environmental Science, and Geology.
The student will be able to:
- Identify environmental features in the field.
- Carry out simple environmental measurements, and record them on graphs and tables.
- Observe and collect simple field information, and record the information on maps, cross-sections and columns.
- Plan, organize and lead simple one-day field parties.
- Read, interpret, take bearings from, and locate features on a topographic map.
- Develop teamwork skills through working in groups.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
- Compton, R.R., Geology in the Field, John Wiley & Sons; latest ed.
- Handout package
- Water-repellant notebook
- Students must be equipped with clothing for cold and wet weather. Hiking and rubber boots will be necessary on field trips.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for SCIE 2207|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ENVI 1XXX (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG ENVS 2470 (3)|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU BISC 1XX (3)|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU ENVS 2XX (3)|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV SCIE 2nd (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC ENSC 2XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BIO 2XX (3)|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit|