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https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2803-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-12-2803-2021
Research article
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23 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 23 Dec 2021

The Mid Atlantic Appalachian Orogen Traverse: a comparison of virtual and on-location field-based capstone experiences

Steven Whitmeyer, Lynn Fichter, Anita Marshall, and Hannah Liddle

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Field trips in the Stratigraphy, Structure, Tectonics (SST) course transitioned to a virtual format in Fall 2020, due to the COVID pandemic. Virtual field experiences (VFEs) were developed in web Google Earth and were evaluated in comparison with on-location field trips via an online survey. Students recognized the value of VFEs for revisiting outcrops and noted improved accessibility for students with disabilities. Potential benefits of hybrid field experiences were also indicated.