Rocks Build Our World program is an elementary-focused program that brings the quarry to the classroom. Shelly representatives visited Mill Valley Elementary on May 7 and introduced the new program to three third grade classes.
The hands-on interactive program exposes students to the real-life elements of working in a quarry and producing aggregates through presentation, activities and fun-learning videos. Students tried on safety vests, hard hats and safety glasses, sang along to catchy aggregates’ melodies and finished with cookie mining. The program is also geared towards earth and science curriculum discussing types of rocks and the rock cycle.
On the following day, the 71 students and teachers visited Shelly’s Ostrander quarry and wildlife habitat site. There they saw firsthand what they had learned about the day before. Shelly hopes the two-day experience sheds a new light for the students about the aggregates industry and encourages more engagement and opportunities down the road.