Beaverhead Mountains, Glacial Features: These U-shaped valleys and knife-edge ridges, or aretes, were carved by thick, slow-moving glaciers during the last glacial period about 18,000 years ago.

Landform Examples

Schoolyard Mapping Activity

In order to use a field site at or near your school as a “natural laboratory”, a good starting point is to create your own sketch map of the area. This will help you: Observe natural and human features at a field study site; Represent features graphically; Explore how the field site changes over time. […]

The MSP project is funded by an ESEA, Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant through the Montana Office of Public Instruction. MSP was developed by the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program and faculty from Montana Tech of The University of Montana and Montana State University, with support from other Montana University System Faculty.