Rocks from field to lab: a practical course

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Universita di Napoli Federico II
Aurora Office UNINA
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The call is addressed to students from the University of Napoli Federico II (UNINA) and University of Innsbruck (UIBK) and University of Iceland (UIce) who, at the moment of application, are regularly enrolled at 2nd and 3rd year of the following programmes A.Y. 2022/2023: Bachelor Degree in Geological Sciences (UNINA), Bachelor of Earth Sciences (UIBK), Bachelor of Geology (UIce)

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The new Erasmus+ programme includes Blended Intensive Programmes (BIP). The initiative, developed with an innovative pedagogical approach, involves short periods of face-to-face activities combined with online learning and cooperation.
The Universities of Naples Federico II, the University of Innsbruck and the University of Iceland participated in the first BIP call for applications and received funding for the practical course “Rocks from field to lab”.

Rocks from field to lab: a practical course
The programme gives bachelor students (10 participants for each university) the opportunity to learn about the most important rock types both in theory and in the field and laboratory. The program will start with a series of online seminars addressing the different types of rocks and giving the students an introduction into the geology of the field areas.
The field trip will start in the Italian Alps, more precisely in the Dolomites, listed as a World Heritage Site for the aesthetic value of its landscape and for the scientific importance of its geology and geomorphology.
The second part of the field trip will be held in the Neapolitan area, were different Quaternary, mostly presently active volcanic districts are present.
Field excursions will be complemented by short laboratory units in the evenings after the field days and/or real-time virtual units, bringing the laboratories to the field.
The students will prepare a final online seminar on a selected outcrop in small, mixed groups from each partner University.

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overview BIP geology