Last week Project Geologist Rachel Walker of Mundell and Associates, headed up to Mounds State Park in Anderson, IN to teach “Indiana Geology” class at the Indiana Master Naturalist Program.
This year Rachel made 8 cakes to demonstrate underground layers, some with faults and some with buried reefs! Class members participated by “drilling” holes using clear straws to try and construct a cross section of the internal cake-ology. Rachel also cut open a cake and demonstrated how faults can move in different ways.
The Indiana Master Naturalist Program is open to any adult with a genuine love for nature, but who may have limited formal science/natural resources training. The courses to expand their knowledge of different topics, including plants, wildlife, soils and other natural resources in Indiana. Participants learn through professionals and experts in the field and establish relationships to volunteer and become involved in their out-of-doors communities.