Field Trip Program

There's a Mountain in the Way

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This program will introduce students to the natural processes which formed the Lackawanna Valley's rich anthracite coal beds, and ask them to consider how those same processes created challenges for early industrialists to transport this natural resource to market.This hands-on program will offer students the opportunity to experiment with simple machines and understand their connection to transportation technology.

There's a Mountain in the Way


Park Ranger Barbara Brundage


Engineering, Geology, History, Science and Technology, Transportation
National/State Standards:
Pennsylvania Department of Education
3.3.4-6.A1, A2 Earth Structure, Processes and Cycles
3.2.4-6.B2 Physics
3.4.4-6.A2 Scope of Technology
3.4.4-6.B3 Technology and Society
3.4-6.C3 Technology and Engineering Design
8.2.6.C Pennsylvania History
Field Trip Program