Most Active Stories
- MSU's Board Changes Tobacco Policy, Passes Salary Increase and Learns of Org. Structural Change
- Murray Residents Voice Comments on Updates to the Human Rights Ordinance
- Murray Composer on Writing "A Winter's Dawn" - Performance This Saturday
- Geologists Record Widespread Activity On Ste. Genevieve Seismic Zone
- [VIDEO] Big Atomic Plays Sounds Good Live Lunch
Tue July 17, 2012
Educators Visit New Madrid Fault
Twenty teachers from six different states visited New Madrid, Missouri on Monday to learn more about that town's claim to fame.
Among them was Oscar Newman, a 7th and 8th grade science and math teacher from Chicago. He said it was an eye-opening experience to actually see a fault that a farmer found on his property.
"Getting just to go firsthand and actually scrape away a little of the overlying soil and see geology in action is something that the city of Chicago prevents. And so that's just a fascinating thing, that we can actually get in there and get on hands an knees and see the fault" Newman said.
The teachers came from Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. After their stop in New Madrid, the group checked out a lake in Tennessee that was created by the great earthquakes of 1810 and 1811.