Preparing Students to go on a VFE

What skills do students need to be successful on their VFE? 

Why VFE's?

VFE Creation

Preparing your class to go on a VFE

Support Materials for VFEs


  • Make observations
  • Mapping bedrock

  • Write useful field notebook entries/ sketches

  • Able to classify rock types/ identify specific rocks 
  • Be able to make connections between a rock and what it means (formation)
  • Able to determine agents of erosion/ deposition from evidence
  • Create a geologic map
  • Draw a stratigraphic column

  • Tell a story about a place