First and second graders from local public schools come on a field trip to explore and experience these fun and engaging activities at Stanford. They are introduced to the “work of a geologist” with hands-on educational activities focusing on minerals, rocks, fossils, and soil. Each student gets an official Geology Field Book to record their observations, just like real geologists. The activities are led by graduate and undergraduate students, who eagerly volunteer to express their love of geology. Both young and old enjoy this fun and rewarding experience.
This program is free and is offered to local public schools. If you would like to participate, please contact us. We are happy to share these activities with teachers or geologists who would like to use them with other young students.
We are always looking for new volunteers to help lead the program. Students of all disciplines are encouraged to help. If you would like to participate, please contact us. Program is offered on Thursday morning in the fall and spring quarters.