New Virtual Fieldwork Experience-Kettleman Hills
Ongoing
Ongoing
PRI science educators and colleagues at UC-Berkeley have launched the first suite of virtual fieldwork experience modules set in the Kettleman Hills in Central California.

New Virtual Fieldwork Experience - the fossil-rich Kettleman Hills of California

Ongoing
epiccvfe.berkeley.edu

The Paleontological Research Institution is one of the collaborating organizations in the EPICC project which seeks to digitize museum collections of eastern Pacific invertebrate communities of the Cenozoic (epicctcn.org). PRI science educators and colleagues at the University of California Museum of Paleontology in Berkeley have launched the first suite of virtual fieldwork experience (VFE) modules set for a classic locality in the Kettleman Hills in Central California. Using high-resolution images, high quality panoramas, photographs, and video clips, supported by easy to understand text, the VFE modules bring to life the field to museum connection for general and classroom audiences. There are five modules: Explore Geology, Explore Sediments, Explore Fossils, Field to Museum, and What is a Fossil?

These can be enjoyed by any audience, but have been created with secondary school educators in mind. The modules can be explored in any order and with practically any level of background. Learning guides are provided for teacher and student use, and a glossary of terms helps to supplement basic geological and paleontological definitions. 

You can visit epiccvfe.berkeley.edu to explore the VFE yourself!

 

Virtual Fieldwork Experience