Quarry field trip comes to the students

By |  February 2, 2012

Pennsylvania fourth-grade science curriculum includes the study of rocks and minerals, their uses, and the resulting impact on the economy and the environment. With a quarry located in Washington Township, Pa., Martin Stone Quarries Inc. has partnered for many years with Washington Elementary School to enhance the students’ learning experience by hosting a specially designed field trip to their site.

When budget cuts to Pennsylvania schools forced the cancellation of the 2011 field trip, the company offered to come to the students. Programs were presented to the school’s fourth-graders. Rod Martin spoke about the quarry and the production of stone, while Eric Gehman presented an introductory program about wetlands and the huge project undertaken by Martin Stone Quarries when they created a large wetlands area adjacent to one of their operations.

About the Author:

Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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