4th Grade Takes on the CVNP!

4th Grade Takes on the CVNP!
Posted on 09/10/2019

4th graders at Seiberling CLC were fortunate to be able to attend an amazing field trip to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park last Wednesday, September4, 2019.  Students learned about the different types of rocks and how rocks are impacted by time and weather.  They also learned about erosion and creatures in the habitat.

‘Rockin’ at the Run’ is an overview of the unique geologic story of the Cuyahoga Valley, with a hike on the rocky trails of the Virginia Kendall Ledges.  
The hike leader took students down a steep hill, where they observed evidence of glaciation, erosion, slumping, and soil creep. Students cross Haskell Run, a stream that has cut through the glacial till, where they observed and found glacial erratics and shale in the stream bed and observed evidence of erosion and deposition.

The trail then leads uphill into the Ledges, near and through outcroppings of Sharon Conglomerate. In this exploratory hike, students found honeycombing, joint fractures, examples of chemical and physical erosion, visit Ice Box Cave, and observe the unique vegetation in the Ledges area. Throughout the hike students discuss and review the human and natural forces that shaped Cuyahoga Valley.

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