Virtual Field Trips and Studies Working Group | The Virtual Geography Department

Virtual Field Trip to the Indian Peaks,
Colorado, Front Range, U.S.A.


This module is part of the Virtual Geography Department Project and has been prepared for the Virtual Field Trips and Studies Working Group of the Project. These materials may be used for study, research, and education, but please credit the author and source: Michael Ritter, The Virtual Geography Department Project , The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point.

All commercial rights reserved. Copyright 1996 by Michael E. Ritter.

This module has been classroom tested . To make suggestions and corrections please contact The Virtual Geography Department Project at virtual.department@mail.utexas.edu .

Facts of Publication


Abstract: This module contains a virtual field trip to the Indian Peaks section of the Colorado Front Range. It is intended to introduce students to the altitudinal zonation of vegetation found in this area. It also investigates alpine glacial process and landforms The module presents background information on the physical geography of the region, then includes step-by-step instructions for taking the field trip and the activities required to do along the way.. This module can be adapted to a wide range of grade levels and may be presented as a lesson for introductory physical geography (see Module Overview and Instructor's Notes).


Table of Contents:

Module Overview

Supporting Materials

Notes on Active Pedagogy

Evaluation and Comments

About the Virtual Geography Department

Go to Indian Peaks Virtual Field Trip


Created 6/17/97 by Michael Ritter. Last revised 6/17/97 by MER.