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
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
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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