Central michigan university’s glacial park: Instruction through landscaping

Bruce Pape, Mark A. Francek

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Concern for a better student understanding of glacial landforms prompted the idea of a model glacial landscape. A site plan depicting common continental glacial features such as moraines, drumlins, and eskers was developed. The plan became a reality with fill from a local road construction project. Student learning is maximized through a prepared series of interpretive questions relating to the model landscape. The glacial park has proven to be an effective outdoor laboratory with applicability to other campuses at all grade levels. At a minimum, a dump truck load of fill has the potential to turn an isolated campus corner into a micro scale glacialscape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-44
Number of pages44
JournalJournal of Geography
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1992


  • Drumlin
  • Eskers
  • Field trip
  • Glacial landforms
  • Glacial process
  • Moraine


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