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Geographical Investigation: River Processes – Field trip to the River Barrow, Glenbarrow, Co. Laois (8.9.2018)

The aim of this field trip is to give teachers the opportunity to put in practice the various investigations involved in a river study, to develop fieldwork skills, which include careful observation and recording of information. Workbooks will be provided on the day and the various graphs best suited to each investigation will also be explored. Some initial interpretation of the data recorded will also be carried out. Making sense of the results with the students will be discussed on site. Teachers will be encouraged to swap tips with each other.
Geographical Investigation: River Processes – Field trip to the River Barrow, Glenbarrow, Co. Laois - Michèle Castiaux MSc. (Geology, Environmental Science).
Experiments carried out in the river will include:
• River Velocity
• Cross-section and river discharge calculation
• Wet perimeter – river efficiency
• River gradient
• Valley profile
• Bedload analysis
• Field sketch
This year, the formation of the Clamphole waterfall will be included in the trip.
Date and time: Saturday 8th September 2018 – meeting at 9.30 am on Fairgreen car park (Fairgreen, Portlaoise, Co. Laois – opposite Topaz Petrol Station). Car pool will be organised from there to start in Glenbarrow at 10 am.
Duration: approximately 2 hours on site.

Course Properties

Course date 08-09-2018 10:00 am
Course End Date 08-09-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 20-08-2018
Cut off date 08-09-2018 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michèle Castiaux MSc. (Geology, Environmental Science).
Number Hours 2
Location Glenbarrow, Co Laois
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