Carved in Stone
Links to the Sound
Coastal Drainage Basins
workshop with exercises, sponsored by the
and Natural History Survey of Connecticut
and Geographic Information Center
of Environmental Protection
by Kaye Sullivan and Nancy W. McHone
provided by the Long Island Sound Fund administered by the Connecticut
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), through
This workbook was written for a five-day teacher training workshop in Connecticut. Some of the lessons apply to specific sites, others can be used in any appropriate place. To use the workbook, click on one of the following topics and that lesson will open. At the end of the lesson you can return to this page.
Down the Drain and into the Sound. How water moves through Connecticut's drainage basins
Observing with the Eyes of a Geologist. A field trip to Brett Woods in Fairfield with tips on what to observe in the field
Stream examination. How to measure and study the work of a stream.
Try the Stream Table Outdoors. No mess!
Connecticut Rocks. Rock identification. Includes lessons for making "rocks" and weathering experiments
What happened to the rocks in Chatfield Hollow State Park? Bedrock and glacial features to be seen in the park
Granitic Rocks and Granite. These can be seen in Westwoods in Guilford.
Sleeping Giant State Park. Includes lessons on aquifer identification, porosity and permeability of sediments, as well as diabase and arkose.
What to Observe Where Water Meets the Land. Beach features and sand types.
Where did all of these rocks come from? Glacial boulders and moraines
Reading Rocks. Relative ages of rocks exercise
Sea Level Rise