Rock Collection for Middle School Students

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N.C. Cooperative Extension, Craven County Center staff enjoys collaborating with local schools on a variety of educational projects and curricula. One of our more interesting recent projects has been the development of a rock collection for Tucker Creek Middle School in Havelock. The collection began with an Augen gneiss specimen, obtained by Nathaniel and Tom Glasgow from a road cut near Blowing Rock, NC. The latest installment features an educational collection of small samples provided in 2018 by Bill Deane of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UT, Knoxville.

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Craven County Administrative Assistant Jami Hooper took the lead in communicating with the school, obtaining signage and display cases for the collection, and in setting up the display once we had everything in hand. Hopefully this rock collection – still just a few rocks short of the finish line – will be a worthwhile educational resource for Tucker Creek students for many years to come.

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Jami and the latest installment of rocks and signage.