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Nixon County Park Field Trip
The metamorphic laboratory requirement is to take the self-guided geology trail at Nixon
County Park. Also stroll through the Environmental Center. Refer to your syllabus for
additional information.
Complete the following questions:
1. Nixon Park was name for: ________________________________________.
2. Did the Park’s namesake ever visit the Park? _____________________.
3. Rocks of which rock group (igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic) predominantly
outcrop at the park? ______________________________________________.
4. Name types of rocks found naturally at the park________________ and
5. Describe the fossil dinosaur footprints___________________________________
6. Meandering streams means__________________________________________
7. Cut Bank and Point Bar are terms used in describing a meandering stream.
Explain each briefly.
Point Bar______________________________________________________
Cut Bank______________________________________________________
Lecture Section:
(Circle one)
Last Name
First Name
Date of Visit_______________________________________________________
Name of Naturalist on duty____________________________________________
Environmental Center hours:
Tues-Sat. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.,
Sunday Noon – 6 p.m.
Phone Number: 428-1961
Please sign the guest book in The Environmental/Nature Center and after your
name write York College. Thanks.
Brief summary or list interesting facts___________________________________