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Geographical Investigation Webinar 21.9.2020

The aim of this webinar is to give teachers the opportunity to revise the various experiments involved in a river study, to develop fieldwork skills, which include careful observation and recording of information.  Some initial interpretation of the data will also be carried out.  Making sense of the results with the students will be discussed. Geographical investigation in a COVID-19 world: case study. Q and A session.

Geographical Investigation: River Processes in a V-shaped valley – Webinar with Michèle Castiaux MSc. MSc. (Geology, Environmental Science).

Experiments covered will include:

  • River Velocity
  • Cross-section and river discharge calculation
  • River gradient
  • Valley profile
  • Bedload analysis
  • Field sketch and observation

This year, the focus will be on the impact of geomorphic processes of erosion (hydraulic action, abrasion, attrition, solution).

Geographical investigation in a COVID-19 world: case study (Kippure Education Centre) and opportunity for teachers to exchange tips and advice.

Q & A session.

Date and time: Monday 21st September, 6pm to 7.30pm.

Michèle Castiaux is the current President of the Irish Geological Association.  The Irish Geological Association (IGA) is a voluntary organisation open to all who are interested in the geology of Ireland and beyond, young and old with special family rates.  Our members range from professional geologists to absolute beginners. Please check www.geology.ie for more info.

 Michèle is also a professional geologist and environmental scientist, specialising in science communication.  More on www.geologyandenvironment.com .

Course Properties

Course date 21-09-2020 6:00 pm
Course End Date 21-09-2020 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 17-08-2020
Cut off date 21-09-2020
Individual Price Free
Speaker Michèle Castiaux, current President of the Irish Geological Association
Number Hours 2
Location ZOOM online

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