Theses and Dissertations

Author

Curt Burbach

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Clary, Renee M.

Committee Member

Schmitz, Darral W.

Committee Member

Walker, Ryan M.

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Geosciences

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Geosciences

Abstract

Certain sites within Death Valley National Park contain ample ichnofossils, specifically vertebrate animal tracks, dating back to the Pliocene. Since the majority of these track locations are closed to the general public, their scientific significance and educational value toward improving the geoliteracy of the general public remain unexplored. Based on the impressive amount of ichnofossils present at the park, this research investigates how to improve general public geoliteracy through these tracks, using basic principles and supporting concepts of the National Science Foundation’s Earth Science Literacy Initiative, while respecting the security measures of the park and adhering to National Park Service interpretation guidelines.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17544

Comments

ichnofossils||DEVA||tracks||Copper Canyon

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