|There are four rock
formations in Barn Bluff. This class focuses on learning how to recognize
these four rocks. Meetings are on four Tuesdays, beginning February 8,
2005 and ending March 1, 2005. Classes take place at Twin Bluff School,
between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. As a matter of strict policy, no student will
visit Barn Bluff in the period from February 1, 2005 through March 31,
2005. At other times, all signs posted concerning Barn Bluff trail access
will be observed.|
The set of four classes is being coordinated by Joyce Peterson. Joyce teaches at Burnside Elementary School. Students in 4th and 5th grades are being invited to attend.
The rock formations making up Barn Bluff are: Franconia greensand, St. Lawrence siltstone, Jordan sandstone, and Oneota dolomite.
On Barn Bluff, the Oneota dolostone is covered with a layer of glacial till, and the till is capped with wind blown silt, called loess. There is a meadow near our home where dolostone has been quarried.