Geoworks Geology / Speleology Workshops
Homeschool Teachers check out our homeschool events! 45 minute sessions for students and youth through grade 7. One hour session for students grades 8 - 12. Activities will vary according to grade level. All of your students/youth must participate in the same workshops.
Choose activities best suited to meet the needs of your students. Let us help you reach your goals!
Documentation provided for all activities relating to PA Dept. of Education's Academic Standards for Environment and Ecology, Geography, and/or Science and Technology.
Junior Cave Explorer
Gr. K - 6
Hands-on fun with 'caving' basics. Learn about the equipment cavers (spelunkers) use plus the rules of safe caving with an introduction to cave conservation. After 'suiting up' with helmet and light - experience Lincoln Caverns' newest attraction Kids Cave Krawl!
Finding Your Way
Study a variety of geology maps of Pennsylvania and the area, followed by grade appropriate student mapping activity on Warrior Ridge.
Crazy About Caves
Hands-on experiments enable students to 'see' how caves form and how the karst landscape (sinkholes) came to be, concluding with grade appropriate activity relating the surface with the subsurface.
Learn more about the interesting and unique creatures inhabiting cave systems. Through games and activities discover why these animals are so dependent upon one another.
Students visit various stations performing identification tests and learning fascinating properties of rocks and minerals.
Discover the past! Hands-on activities teach how fossils formed and provide clues to the history of our earth. Make a fossil cast. Find a fossil to take home.
What Goes Down Must Come Up!
Explore our future! Activities demonstrate the filtering properties of soil and the importance of protecting and conserving our groundwater.
Batty About Bats
Find out all about these interesting creatures & their importance in our world through discussion of fact versus myth & fun, educational activities.
S.O.S. - Save Our Species
Bats, birds, flowers, plants - many are endangered. Students research their favorite & make a poster to display.
Thinkin' In Lincoln
Study cave ecology with observation, experimentation, deduction & reasoning – inside the caverns! Our newest workshop is available throughout the year, except during the month of May.
Where Am I?
Find out about the unique creatures inhabiting the different zones of a cave. Learn about local bat species a range map activity and habitat games.
Sinking Into Karst
Karst Terrain makes up 20% of the U.S. Explore its development and take a surface geology tour of Warrior Ridge to see first-hand why our actions above ground effect everything below!
Not Just Jurassic
Where have all the dinosaurs gone? Dig into the past and find out with a geologic time activity and a great mass extinction game!
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