Geology of Minnesota For Teachers: Iron Range Area
A Summer 2019 Workshop in Cooperation with Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW)
Delivered in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota, area and online.
Analysis and investigation of contemporary issues and development of research skills in the field of earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, or geosciences. Course may include extensive field work.
Explores the geology of Minnesota’s Iron Range and peatlands of the granite/greenstone terrains of the Superior Province. The diverse geologic structures, rock outcrops and resulting environmental issues will be explored with the goal of guiding students to read the landscape in the manner of professional geologists. The natural resources available for society via key geoscience industries and urban development will be explored. Hazards arising from human interaction with this geologic environment will be investigated.
While primarily a place-based field course, classroom short courses designed to facilitate teacher integration of geoscience content into traditional and informal educational environments are a significant component of our activities. This course is offered in support of the Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW) organized by the Minnesota Center for Mineral Resource Education in cooperation with the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. The course will be taught in a hybrid format with primary learning occurring via face-to-face instruction during the field workshop and supplemented by online webinars preparing participants for the field.
Level of Study
Grand Rapids, MN + Online
Course runs online: May 13 - July 8, 2019
Workshop dates: June 18-20, 2019 (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Add/Register by: May 17
Drop by: June 22
Sadredin (Dean) Moosavi
$200 ($100/credit hour)
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