7/7: Wade Institute: Landscapes on the Move: Investigating Geologic Formations and Processes

A Remote Professional Development Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

2021 Summer Professional Development Institutes: Landscapes on the Move

Virtual Sessions July 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 (8:30 AM – 1:30 PM EST)
Course includes 5 virtual sessions plus 15 hours of online learning.

Dig into the geology of New England and learn how our landscape is continually forming and eroding. Discover the role of glaciers in shaping the New England landscape, including kettle ponds and glacial potholes on the Cape and drumlins around Massachusetts Bay. Investigate and analyze other changes in our physical environment from landslides to shifting shorelines. Throughout the course, apply scientific and engineering principles to monitor these changes to the geological landscape around us.

  • Examine evidence of how glaciers formed our landscape.
  • Explore how erosion affects the built and natural environments.
  • Investigate how changes to the shoreline impact inland communities.
  • Engage in virtual tours of locations around Cape Cod and Southern MA to uncover how the landscape was formed.
  • Make connections between our geologic past, present, and future.
  • Participate in inquiry-based, hands-on investigations that explore geological processes.