July 27, 2017

Best Field Trip Ever!





"Best field trip ever!" declared nearly all 96 Fourth Graders as we trudged out of the quarry....

For the first time since its opening, our grade level/school/district secured a coveted time slot to visit Rowan Fossil Park in Mantua, New Jersey. (Recently renamed Edelman Fossil Park)






After months of planning, a glorious fall day presented itself for our one and only field trip of the year.


Students spent the first hour of our visit rotating through stations learning about fossils in general and the specific types of fossils that have been discovered at Rowan Fossil Park.









Finally, it was our turn to head down into the quarry!





And guess who we met down in the quarry?! A real live paleontologist!





Dr. Lacovara told us that if we were alive 66 million years ago, we would have been standing in the ocean!



Then Dr. Lacovara set us loose to go and dig for our very own fossils! We were even allowed to sit and dig in the mud! No worries about getting wet and muddy....we all had a change of clothes back at school.









The best part of the trip was that we could take home all the fossils that we found! How cool is that?!





We are so very fortunate to have Rowan Fossil Park right in our back yard! We are grateful to Rowan University for making this educational experience possible.

Best field trip ever?....Yep!

Sound interesting to you? They hold events open to the public...but sign up for their emails because the slots fill up very quickly! People from all over the world have visited, and plans for expansion are underway. I am not an affiliate, but I have volunteered at the Fossil Park!

Edelman Fossil Park Website


What awesome field trips have you taken?




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