for grades: 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Geology of the Hudson Valley

Students will learn the basics of geology and rock identification as they learn about the rock cycle in an informative interactive presentation.  Many rock samples will be used to illustrate the basic rock types, with a special emphasis on New York State geologic regions.  Then, equipped with rock hammers and goggles, students are challenged to apply their knowledge in searching for rock types, signs of weathering and perhaps find a fossil or two!

Concepts presented in this program include:

  • Rock cycle
  • Igneous
  • Sedimentary
  • Metamorphic
  • Plate tectonics
  • Volcanism
  • Erosion:  physical, chemical and biological

field trip only (no in-school option)

Program Length:  90 minutes

  • 45 minute presentation
  • 45 minute geology pit activity
  • Gift shop available upon request
  • Picnic area available upon request

Program Cost: $150 for up to 25 students & 5 parent chaperones. Staff is free. Additional students are $7 each

Location: Outdoor Discovery Center

(120 Muser Dr. Cornwall, NY 12518)