It’s not always easy coordinating a bus trip from 2nd grade to Red Rock Consulting, so E Week 2.0 happened in May.  Second graders got a field trip to Red Rock Consulting’s office to learn about soil sampling and testing.  They “cored” into layers of cake, candy, frosting and other sweet treats to get a tasty sample to eat as they learned about geotechnical engineering.  They also explored the lab and performed real soils testing with the lab guys.

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Kristi Bumpas talks to 2nd graders about landslides and geotechnical engineering.


2nd grade students enjoyed “coring” into these sweet layers of soil!


Melanie Russell assists 2nd graders with coring operations.



Our favorite 2nd grader, Camryn, with her core. 🙂


Chad Pierson teaches 2nd graders about soil testing.


Shawn Allred explains the different types of soil to 2nd graders.