[PHOTOS] Junior Geologists

RAHWAY — Fourth grade students at Roosevelt School in Rahway recently enjoyed a class trip to Sterling Hill Mine in Ogdensburg as a culminating activity to their study of Earth materials. The students completed a scavenger hunt in the mining museum, toured the tunnels of the zinc mine, and participated in a rock discovery where each child collected six different types of rocks to keep, as well as a fluorescent one. A highlight of the trip was viewing the spectacular mineral fluorescence display in the Rainbow Room. (Photos courtesy of Roosevelt School)

Caitlyn Sorber, Gina DelBene, Julie Schroeder, Gianna Muschiatti, Yasmeen May, and Kailey Beckford anxiously await the start of the scavenger hunt in the mine museum.

The 4th grade students listen attentively as the mine guide explains the workings of the zinc mine before the tour inside.

Inside the mine museum, the children were enthralled with more stories about how mining took place in New Jersey.
Every student received a sectioned collection box to use during the rock discovery. What a great souvenir to take home after the educational, fun trip to the mine!

Yasmeen May and Gianna Muschiatti were the firsts to have their rock collections approved by the guide at the rock discovery.


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