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.
Hanging Rock State Park offers a field trip that focuses on geology and the development of the Sauratown Mountains.
Field Trip Program
Rock Around the Rock: Hanging Rock Geology
Travel through millions of years in a matter of minutes as students re-enact the geologic development of the Sauratown Mountains and Hanging Rock. Go on a hike to see geology up close and personal.
|Grades||K to 12|
|Length||1 to 2 hours|
|Class Size||Minimum of 8
Maximum of 30
Larger groups can be accommodated by rotating activities.
|Times Available||Any time of year|
|Required Dress||Weather-appropriate clothing
All students are encouraged to wear closed-toe shoes for walking.
|Scheduling||At least 1 month in advance|
|K.G.2||Social Studies – Geography||Understand interactions between humans and the environment.|
|1.E.2||Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes||Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways.|
|RI.3.7||English / Language Arts – Reading Standards for Informational Text||Integration of Ideas and Analysis
Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
|3.E.2||Science – Earth Systems, Structures and Processes||Compare the structures 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.|
|6.G.1||Social Studies – Geography||Understand the geographical factors that influence human migration and settlement.|
|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.|
|8.G.1||Social Studies – Geography||Understand geographic factors that influence the development of North Carolina and the nation.|