The sixth grade students went to Mt. Apatite Park in Auburn, Maine to conduct a geologic exploration of the area. The park features great hiking, lots of native tree species, and some fascinating, old feldspar quarries. The students completed a scavenger hunt for trees and shrubs on the hike up; they also had the opportunity to rock hound in the rock dumps.
In addition to feldspar, the students collected mica, quartz, lots of garnet, and some black tourmaline.
Thanks to all of the parents who chaperoned this exhilarating expedition. The students came home feeling excited about the samples they collected, and all that they learned!