Bring earth science to life for your students as they look for evidence of the rock cycle at work and see first-hand how glaciers have marked the New England landscape of Moose Hill. Stand atop an esker while you imagine a river passing under ice. Climb to the summit to observe exposed bedrock, striations, and evidence of plucking. Observe signs of weathering and erosion and separate soil into its key components. Use a simple key to determine igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and play a rock cycle game. Visit our conglomerate and learn how geologists used glacial erratics like this to determine the path the glacier took.
Note to Teachers: Students are expected to have prior knowledge of: 1) the layers of the earth (magma and crust), 2) what minerals are, 3) rocks consist of minerals, and 4) the three categories of rock.
Your 2 hour trip can be combined with a 30-minute lunch break and another program such as Landforms of New England..We provide a ratio of one Moose Hill teacher naturalist per 12 to 14 students. We can serve up to 85 students per day for this combined program. One adult (teacher or chaperone) is free for every 6 students; additional adults are charged. The minimum fee is based on 10 participants per Moose Hill teacher naturalist scheduled for your program. Contact the Moose Hill education coordinator to learn more and to schedule your program. The cost for this program goes up after June 1 to $14 a student for the 2 hour program.