North Carolina state parks staff proudly offer numerous memorable field trip experiences for students and teachers. Explore science, history, social studies, and math through sampling stream life or climbing a mountain.
Field trips at Elk Knob State Park offer an insight into geological features and ecological processes that formed the mountain.
Field Trip Program
Rockin' the Knob
Join a park ranger as you explore the unique geological features of Elk Knob. Students will discover rock and mineral types occurring on the knob and the processes that form and break them down. Also, students will learn about the geological and ecological connections that shaped Elk Knob.
|Grades||3 to 8|
|Length||1 to 2 hours|
|Class Size||Minimum 8
Larger groups can be accommodated by rotating activities.
|Times Available||Weekdays, year-round (weather dependent)|
|Required Dress||Weather-appropriate clothing.
All students are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes for walking.
|Scheduling||At least 3 weeks in advance|
|3.E.2||Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes||Compare the structure of the Earth's surface using models or three-dimensional diagrams.|
|4.E.2||Science – Earth History||Understand the use of fossils and changes in the surface of the earth as evidence of the history of Earth and its changing life forms.|
|6.E.2||Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes||Understand the structure of the earth and how interactions of constructive and destructive forces have resulted in changes in the surface of the earth over time and the effects of the lithosphere on humans.|
|8.E.2||Science – Earth History||Understand the history of Earth and its life forms based on evidence of change recorded in fossil records and landforms.|