May
24
Tue
Show & Tell: How the Ice Age Shaped Indiana Landscapes @ TCHA History Center
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
During the past ~2 million years the earth’s higher and mid-latitudes have experienced several periods of widespread glaciation, including continental-scale ice sheets.
Nearly all the current surface landscapes of northern and central Indiana reflect the direct and indirect impacts of glaciation. Ice sheets completely changed the surface drainage, blocking river valleys to create lakes, diverting river channels, and in some cases completely filling valleys with sediment. In this session we will explore the glacial geologic history of the plains, terraces, wetland basins, and soils that helped shape the ecological and human histories of our region.
Learn more about Show and Tell programs: Remember grade school Show & Tell, and how you looked forward to it all week? We all brought things from home that we thought were special or that were important to us. Recapture that school magic with TCHA’s Show & Tell programs! Bring a favorite piece from your collections, share what you know with others in the audience, and learn something new! Afterwards, sit back in your chair and engage with the presenter’s program.  
This will be a hybrid presentation, both in-person and via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted on our website the day before the program.