Outdoor Geology Laboratory

Wake Tech’s Outdoor Geology Laboratory (OGL) is a unique learning environment – a collection of rock boulders representing North Carolina’s varied geological makeup. This hands-on laboratory, named "Mountains to the Sea Outdoor Geology Lab Pathway," includes 13 boulders collected by Wake Tech geology faculty from 11 quarry sites across the state. A 14th boulder was later added to the Scott Northern Wake Campus OGL when the foundation for Building H was being dug and the workers struck rock.

An Outdoor Geology Laboratory was installed at both the Scott Northern Wake and Southern Wake campuses, providing students with hands-on learning experiences to reinforce classroom education in geology. The boulders were a generous gift from Martin Marietta Materials.

North Campus OGL installed
Scott Northern Wake Campus OGL
Southern Wake (Main) Campus OGL installed
Southern Wake Campus OGL