Field Trips & Education Programs

We offer an exciting field trip destination that makes learning fun!

Geology, Biology, Hydrology, Ecology, and many other subjects become easy and fun to learn with our hands-on programs. Programs are customized by age group for ease of understanding by students at any level and can be tailored to accommodate various social preferences in our presentation.

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Speleology (The Study of Caves)

Our cave tour delivers an up-close and personal experience of local geology, hydrological processes, cave biology, and more. What do we mean by “up-close and personal?” Since our cave is relatively small, you have the opportunity to see everything right up close and in front of you. Want to know what a “helictite” is? There’s one six inches away!  Many of the animals that live in the cave make appearances on the tour!

 

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Biology

Our beautiful forested park contains a multitude of local plants and wildlife. Our pond contains several species of local fish as well as Japanese Koi and several ducks. Be sure to check out our Kangaroos as well!

 

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History

Our location boasts a great deal of history. The historic house located within the park contains an excellent example of frontier cooling technology and is rumored to have served as a stop on the famous Underground Railroad. Our gem sluice and quarry dig offer students the opportunity to pan and dig for real gemstones and learn about mining history and technology in the process. Add to that tales of legendary outlaws like Jesse James and ‘Devil’ Dick Bose and history becomes interesting.

 

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Geology & Paleontology

Our Mineral & Fossil Museum contains a stunning assortment of mineral and fossil specimens from all over the world, as well as some impressive local specimens. 

 

Picnic Shelter

Relaxing Outdoor Environment

We provide a relaxing outdoor environment that allows students to experience and enjoy nature. We have one and a half picnic shelters as well as several shaded areas throughout the park. 
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