Museum of Geology

The Museum of Geology houses more than forty displays and exhibits covering Earth History and processes as well as Earth materials and resources. Touring groups will be introduced to the fascinating world of rocks, minerals and their uses. Learn about the origin and occurrence of coal, oil and gas, or find out about how glaciers of the Ice Age formed the soils, landscape and drainage systems of Illinois. See how Earth materials are naturally recycled and discover how rocks and fossils provide clues to the Earth's past. Step back into time for a fascinating tour of the animals, plants and environments of the past; visit the world of dinosaurs, and more
 
Contact Info
Address: 115 Tillman Hall, Macomb, IL 61455. McDonough County. Tel: 309-298-1368. Website: www.wiu.edu/cas/geology/museum.php. Email: geology@wiu.edu. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-12PM & 1PM-4:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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