2020 SOIL LAB
The 6th and 10th Grades participated in the 2nd Annual Universal School Soil Lab. Students dug a 4 foot soil pit to study the different layers/horizons (O, A, B, and C). At 3 feet we found an over 100 year old brick probably when the property was The Saint Mary of Sorrows Roman Church Catholic Church (Late 1800’s).
According to The Erie County Soil Survey, the soil type here is an Alfisol which is common in northern wooded areas with deciduous trees (Maple, Oak, Ash Trees). The soil is very fertile for farming/growing food.
We also found Quartzite and Gneiss (Metamorphic Rocks from Northern Canada) at around 4 feet down which was transported here about 12,000 years ago from the last glacier.