In 2016 Gillis Quarries was proud to partner with the Public School Finance Board to offer LEED motivated quarry tours for young students. The incredibly successful program invites students in grades 4-7 to explore the quarry then select fossilized panels to be installed on their school. From Pangea to Plate Tectonics to Rock Types, the kids are given a special hands-on experience that augments the geology module of their curriculum.
These precious events stand out from all the rest. One day, these young bright eyed, inquisitive kids will say to their grandchildren, “Hey, Grandma picked out that fossil!”