Geology class rocks out Virginia with two-day field trip

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Laura Eldredge

Science teacher Laura Eldredge’s magnet physical geology class poses in front of Crabtree Falls in Nelson County, VA.

Josh Garcia, Staff Writer

Science teacher Laura Eldredge’s magnet physical geology class explored Virginia during a field trip in April.

The class hiked Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway, followed by a visit to the Grand Caverns in Grottoes. The class then hiked 3.5 miles at Crabtree Falls and afterward explored the cave systems at the Natural Bridge. They ended their trip with an eight-mile hike at McAfee’s Knob on the Appalachian Trail.

“We look and study river systems, groundwater events, and plate tectonics,” said Eldredge. “I go every semester that I have the class!”