Sunday, March 24, 2013

Geology ROCKS!

“Rocks are records of events that took place at the time they formed. They are books. They have a different vocabulary, a different alphabet, but you learn how to read them.”
-John McPhee

Let's go kids! We're going on an adventure, back in time!

A few weeks ago, Kat and I decided that we would take on a new project and learn about the the geology of Arizona. We would learn about how the land was formed, the various changes it has gone through over the billions of years since its formation, and then visit various sites in the valley to look for geological evidence in the rocks. As we began planning the first part of our trip, we gained a school partner for our studies. My niece would be joining us for Spring Break, which meant we had an entire week to include her in our field trips! We decided to begin our lesson at Dreamy Draw Park, a beautiful hiking and recreation area located at the base of Piestewa Peak.