An ongoing educational series is giving students a ''rock-solid'' foundation in the sciences.
Con Edison's "STEM Days Out" program continued at the Staten Island Museum Wednesday with a hands-on lesson in geology.
Middle school students from Holy Rosary learned about the Earth and the rocks that form it.
The courses are meant to engage kids in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
"Students get a chance to come out and whatever they learned in the classroom they're able to see and touch the actual exhibits. They're able to become scientists," said Con Edison's Katia Gordon.
"It's fun sort of observing the rocks and learning about the crust and the mantle and when I came here I didn't know a lot of stuff and now I'm informed," said one child.
STEM Days continue through May.
To learn more, go to StatenIslandMuseum.org/Education.