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McClung Museum Teacher Workshops 2019

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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

1327 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37996

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Register for a teacher workshop at the McClung Museum - Knox County teachers may receive on contract professional development credit!

Workshops for K­–12 teachers are held in conjunction with special or permanent exhibits. Reservations are required.

See the schedule below for upcoming workshops.


Rocks and Plate Tectonics

Saturday, February 2 8:30AM - 12:30PM (Registration opens Tuesday, January 8)

Plate tectonic theory explains that the surface of the Earth is not solid and fixed, but is instead broken into many discreet plates. These pieces of the Earth’s crust move relative to one another as new crust is formed, modified, and destroyed. These tectonic events have shaped the continents and landforms of the Earth over billions of years, and our understanding of the rock cycle (how individual rocks form, change, and are destroyed over time) is intrinsically linked to plate tectonic theory. East Tennessee is one of the best-studied regions in the world for exploring these concepts. In this workshop, representatives from UT’s McClung Museum and Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will introduce participants to plate tectonic theory and the rock cycle through expert instruction, hands-on activities, and gallery tours, bringing together examples across hand sample to regional to global scales.

A light breakfast and lunch are included for this workshop.


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