Acadia NP Field Camp for K-12 Teachers - Summer 2016
Join the Geological Society of America on a 5-day adventure to discover some of the most exciting and fascinating geology in the continental United States. Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park are incredible places to study glaciers, coastal processes and structural geology.
During this trip you will measure and map faults and dikes, carry out a beach transect, create a beach profile, draw cross sections, observe and interpret rock outcrops, view a granite splitting demonstration, participate in an air quality research project, determine the relative ages of the rocks, and learn about nocturnal animal behavior. Classroom activities will be incorporated into the field camp.
On our last evening, we will immerse ourselves in the Maine culture as we enjoy a lobster fest and s’mores!
This trip is great for earth science, environmental science, and pre-service teachers as well as college students.