Classroom Visits

CoreKids classroom visits generally last from one to two hours per group, depending on each school’s scheduling needs and the ages of the students. Each presentation includes an introduction describing geology and the jobs that geologists do, followed by an interactive multimedia presentation on the chosen module with time for students to do related hands-on activities. Most CoreKids presentations on natural resources and/or climate change conclude with discussion of Michigan’s porous rocks and their potential for sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to help mitigate climate change. Researchers at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education, through which CoreKids operates, are actively engaged in geologic carbon sequestration research and can provide cutting edge scientific information that can go directly into classrooms.