Road Crew Teaches Geology

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Why does Vermont have mud season? What kind of soil do we have? What materials help keep the roads easy to drive on? And what does heavy machinery have to do with the water cycle?

We traveled to the Town Garage for a place-based lesson in soil types and particle size. Then we saw the grader and learned how it creates furrows so the moisture from the frost in the road can evaporate more quickly. The kids especially loved climbing to the top of the large gravel piles and climbing into all of the big trucks. Thank you, Road Crew for a fun day!

 

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Scott MarshiaRoad Crew Teaches Geology