Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Field Trip ~ Burritt on the Mountain

Our field trip to Burritt on the Mountain revolved around the theme "Mining on the Mountain." We learned about mining (past and present), hiked to an abandoned coal mine, picked up pieces of coal (that had washed out of the mine) and had fun sluice panning for rocks and minerals. We also learned about the use of our natural resources and how those resources impact our lives.

It was a little cool this morning, but overall the weather was pleasant for our hike {at least it wasn't raining}. I think Nathan and Ryan enjoyed this more than they thought they would. They even spent some of their money to purchase additional sand with minerals/gemstones to sluice at home.

All in all, it was a great field trip. Although, I forgot my camera - again.

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