Field Trips

Geological and Environmental Sciences in the field

 

Our department uses its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina for field trips at all levels of our curriculum. Many of these outcrops are at road cuts open to the public and suitable for visits by large numbers of students and teachers. Others are located in privately owned quarries. Several of these rocks and many others are in our “rock garden” and can be visited virtually at http://mckinneymuseum.appstate.edu/rock-garden.

For information and photos of specific locations see Field Trip Locations below. Download our KMZ file for use in Google Earth.

Field Trip Locations