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Explore: Adopt-a-Rock Activity for Kids!

Many of us collected rocks as kids.  And some of us still do.  I know I hauled thirty pounds of them across the United States when I moved to Oregon six years ago.  Some of my favorite rocks are on display throughout my house.  Each one brings me back to a special place and time.

This activity is designed to facilitate that passion for rocks in children while incorporating a basic geology lesson.  It could work well as part of an earth studies unit or an art or writing lesson.  A wonderful book to use as an introduction is Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor.  Just remember that all rocks found at Silver Falls must stay at Silver Falls for others to enjoy!

Adopt-A-Rock Geology Activity

Geology Brochure


Explained Again: Silver Falls Geology for the Rock Lover

I’ve already posted a short and sweet brochure on the geology of Silver Falls.  But, if you’re a rock-hound like me, it might not have been quite enough for you.  Here’s a more in-depth look at and explanation of the Willamette Valley’s waterfall wonderland.

Silver Falls Geology_Oregon Ore Bin

Explained: Silver Falls Geology

With 10 waterfalls, 5 over 100 feet tall, and 4 that you can walk behind, Silver Falls State Park is a waterfall wonderland.  Learn about the three major episodes of Silver Falls’ geologic history and its waterfall formation by exploring the brochure below.

Geology of Silver Falls, Brochure