Hannibal, Missouri

Project #: 260533  –   Updated: April 01, 2016

Project Summary

The Continental Cement Company’s Hannibal, Missouri site is located in Hannibal, Missouri, which is approximately 100 miles northwest of St. Louis. The site’s educational program seeks to provide an educational program for students from local schools that emphasizes geological formations, provides areas for habitat education, and increase the understanding of environmental chemistry. The program was first certified in 2015.

Several local schools bring students to the site for field trips throughout the year. Third and fourth graders learned about the importance of not disrupting caves b...

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Location (by county):
Ralls County (MO)

Watersheds:
The Sny

Congressional Districts:
MO District 06

Bird Conservation Regions:
Eastern Tallgrass Prairie

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

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Full Project Description

The Continental Cement Company’s Hannibal, Missouri site is located in Hannibal, Missouri, which is approximately 100 miles northwest of St. Louis. The site’s educational program seeks to provide an educational program for students from local schools that emphasizes geological formations, provides areas for habitat education, and increase the understanding of environmental chemistry. The program was first certified in 2015.

Several local schools bring students to the site for field trips throughout the year. Third and fourth graders learned about the importance of not disrupting caves because of the White Nose epidemic that is disseminating bat populations. Class trips also typically learn about fossils, the adaptations of prehistoric plants, rock formations, and sedimentary rock. A high school ecology teacher also visited the site and helped develop a curriculum for a bird study. Her class later visited to perform a bird identification lab.

Several universities have also been involved with the site. A student from Northwest Missouri State University visited the site in 2014 and identified as many plans as possible for an assignment for his botany course. The earth sciences class from Hannibal LaGrange University also visited the site to learn about fossils and how prehistoric organisms might have evolved. These students were also able to dig for fossils in the site’s quarry using a fossil identification guide. Additional a chemistry class from John Wood Community College toured the plan and learned about the site’s fuels and cements lab. Finally, biochemistry majors from Culver-Stockton College discussed the sites environmental sustainability and completed write ups on their visit.

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Organization

Continental Cement Company
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Primary Contact

Certification Department
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