Mr. Nolde's Virtual Fieldtrips

Hop on the bus and explore a little bit of our beautiful country!


Virtual Fieldtrip Stop #1:

Ohio Caverns -At times, it seems hard to believe that some of the most unusual and beautiful things to see in this world can be found right beneath our feet!  Our journey to Ohio Caverns begins with a story of it's discovery and ends with why Ohio Caverns is considered to be one of the more unusual caverns to see in this world.


Virtual Fieldtrip Stop #2:

Chalk Pyramids, Kansas -In all of my years of traveling around the United States in search of really cool geological sites, very few places rank right up there with just how spectacular Chalk Pyramids is!  Hopefully, my photography of this unique area will inspire you to make a visit to this out-of-the-way place too!


Virtual Fieldtrip Stop #3:

Toadstool Geologic Park, Nebraska -Check out just how powerful the effects of wind and water can be by visiting this landscape! We stopped by this peculiar geologic park one hot afternoon on our drive out to Washington where we hiked the northern section of the Pacific Crest Trail.  The temperature in the shade registered at about 102F.  Although it was very hot in the mid-day sun, it was well worth the experience!  Hope that you enjoy this as well!


Virtual Fieldtrip Stop #4:

Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming -It seems hard to believe that if you were to travel around this country only 100 years ago, you wouldn't find ANY national parks or national monuments! It wasn't until September of 1906 that President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower to be our nation's first monument.  Devils Tower rises nearly 1300 feet above the meandering Belle Fourche River in northeastern Wyoming.  Once hidden below the earth's surface, erosion has slowly stripped away the softer rock layers revealing Devils Tower.


Virtual Fieldtrip Stop #5:

Arches National Park, Utah - Here we go!!  Our next stop explores one of my favorite national parks.  Not only are there some pretty amazing looking arches, but wait until you check out some of the other cool looking rock formations too!


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