MiTEP EarthCaches: Southern Michigan 

MiTEP teachers have created over 30 high quality Michigan EarthCaches that can be used by other educators, students and the public to help translate Earth's processes into a local experience. These EarthCaches have been group into four categories based on their location: Midwestern National Parks, Southern Michigan, the Keweenaw Peninsula and the City of Houghton. Visit a MiTEP EarthCache for an exciting outdoor adventure that will teach you about how the Earth works!

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South Michigan EarthCaches 

Places in Southern Michigan

Description

Ripples at the Ledges

Visitors will find a cast of ripple marks in the outcrop located on the ledges trail at Fitzgerald Park. Learn how these ripple marks were formed and what clues they give us about Michigan's past.

Blue Ridge Esker  (1 of 3)

The Blue Ridge Esker provides two interesting stories that can be told that involve orange-brown sandstone boulders or fragments found within it. These boulders tell a story of when climatic conditions were vastly different than what they are today in Michigan.

Blue Ridge Esker  (2 of 3)

The Blue Ridge Esker provides two interesting stories that can be told that involve orange-brown sandstone boulders or fragments found within it. These boulders tell a story of when climatic conditions were vastly different than what they are today in Michigan.

Blue Ridge Esker  (3 of 3)

The Blue Ridge Esker provides two interesting stories that can be told that involve orange-brown sandstone boulders or fragments found within it. These boulders tell a story of when climatic conditions were vastly different than what they are today in Michigan.

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

This is a multistop EarthCache exploring the affects of July 26, 2010 Enbridge 6B Pipeline break and resulting oil spill on the Kalamazoo River.

Woods Lake – A Neighborhood Kettle Lake

Woods Lake is a 26 acre kettle lake with public access through the Kalamazoo Park system that provides an excellent example of cultural eutrophication in an inland lake. EarthCache visitors will be able to observe this inland water feature created by glaciers of the past.