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Teachers take field trip to New Madrid to study earthquakes

The goal of the field trip is to prepare teachers on how to teach their students about earthquakes in the Midwest. The goal of the field trip is to prepare teachers on how to teach their students about earthquakes in the Midwest.
This year marks the 200th anniversary of two in a series of four New Madrid earthquakes which to this day are still the most powerful quakes recorded in history. This year marks the 200th anniversary of two in a series of four New Madrid earthquakes which to this day are still the most powerful quakes recorded in history.

Monday in New Madrid it was 20 teachers, not students who took an educational field trip.

It's actually a two-day trip to New Madrid.

The goal is to prepare teachers on how to teach their students about earthquakes in the Midwest.

"Accurate information about all types of earthquakes, a series of activities in which they can use with their students, computer simulation resources so that they can make it more understandable to students rather than just reading about it," said Dr. Lloyd Barrow with the University of Missouri.

This year marks the 200th anniversary of two in a series of four New Madrid earthquakes which to this day are still the most powerful quakes recorded in history.

Those quakes were felt over about 50,000 square miles, and caused widespread damage.

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