Rock and Mineral Collections for Zero-Textbook-Cost (ZTC) Geology Lab Courses: Help Determine our Strategy

Thursday, March 14, 2024 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Register for Rock and Mineral Collections for ZTC Geology Lab Courses

Physical geology lab courses generally include robust rock and mineral identification components, requiring an alignment between the content of the lab manual and the resources the college has available to teach the lab. How do we ensure that available ZTC lab manuals meet the needs of all the colleges? Please join us to help determine how to achieve this. We will investigate pertinent questions such as: Are images of rocks and minerals sufficient? Do we all already own the same resources, such as Ward’s Washington School rock and mineral box?  We will also introduce the Geology OER collection and discuss OERs currently in development.