Yahara Materials hosts area grade schools for field trips and tours every spring. This year alone Yahara Materials hosted more than 700 first grade students!
The children are asked about the 3 major rock groups (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic), and then they are introduced to the limestone quarry they will be visiting and – eventually – engaging in a scavenger hunt.
Teachers, students and chaperons are shown how different sizes of rock are used for different projects like concrete and asphalt for road building and home building and smaller chips for building bike trails and walking trails.
The visitors are also shown how the quarry recycles concrete and asphalt pavement from old roads and how they use the recycled materials for new projects.
The children are each given a Yahara Materials knapsack and they are encouraged to find unique rocks to take home.
If you would like to schedule your first grade class for a tour in May please contact Yahara Materials at (608) 849-4162.
We recognize the economic resources we put into a community are just as vital as the natural resources we take out. Yahara Materials has responsibly extracted and effectively delivered a full range of aggregate-related products to our customers – big and small. Earth science is at the heart of what we do. And we recognize that communities are built on more than rock and gravel; they’re made with the energy and involvement of people who live and work there.
EARTH SCIENCE IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO.
We share our love for the land by investing in youth and community outreach activities that help students understand and appreciate Wisconsin’s magnificent geological forms and geographic variations, and learn more about the vital role the earth’s many resources play in our everyday lives.
Each spring, Yahara Materials hosts quarry tours for local first grade classes. The tours teach students how a quarry operates, give them a hands-on lesson in geology, and best of all, allow them to collect rocks. Request a tour!
Jaycee Sand Donation
Yahara Materials regularly donates sand to local area Jaycees. The Jaycees then make the sand available to the public for families to pick-up for their children’s sandboxes.
In 2012, Yahara Materials donated material and services to build a trail connecting the communities of DeForest and Windsor. The ten foot wide, limestone trail was built between the neighborhoods of Antique Acres in the Village of DeForest and Heritage Gardens in the Town of Windsor. By creating a safe alternative from busy highways for children to play or travel to school, the need for the trail was high and quickly became a popular route for local residents to travel.