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Welcome to the Paleoecology Module!


This module has two activities centered on data from a sediment core sample taken from Sutherland Pond in Black Rock Forest.

In the Pollen Identification Activity, students learn how to identify pollen grains and plant macrofossils found in Sutherland Pond sediments.

In the Sediment Core Sampling Activity, students learn strategies for efficient sampling of a pond core to ensure the capture of the relevant changes in the pollen record over time.

This module is currently being developed by the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning in collaboration with Dr. Terryanne Maenza-Gmelch of the Department of Environmental Science at Barnard College.

This module contains two activities and teaching resources:

Start Pollen Identification Activity

Start Sediment Sampling Activity

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