Hundreds of Iowa school kids put on hard hats and spent the day at a Black Hawk County Quarry on Sunday to kick off Earth Science Week.
Kids at the quarry near Raymond got their hands dirty on Sunday morning to learn about earth.
Organizers said it is important for kids and adults to understand the importance of Earth Science in their everyday lives. They also taught about the impact of floods.
The Iowa Flood Center started after the floods of 2008. Its goal is to work with people and help minimize the impact of future floods.
This is the 15th year for Sunday at the Quarry with between 800 and 1,000 kids taking part each year.