Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Notice of First Pebble Pup/Junior Field trip for 2011

Family Exploration Day – Geology
Date: 08-Jan-2011
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
225 North Gate Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Directions: I-25 to Exit 156A, Opposite the North

Entrance to the United States Air Force Academy.
10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

The WMMI invites you to its Family Exploration Day on geology. Among the activities, learn about Ice Age fossils of mammoths and prehistoric pollen from a Florissant Fossil Beds ,participate in "building" a mammoth and learn how to identify mammoth teeth and Ice Age plant pollen. There will also be rock and mining activities and you will have a chance to see dirt that is as close it dirt from Mars could possibly be. Have a rock or mineral that needs identifying? Want to learn how to gold pan? Want to have lots of fun?
come to this. Steven Veatch will spend the morning working with the Pebble Pups and Juniors, starting at 10 am and ending around noon. Pebble Pups and Juniors are encouraged to bring their lunch and parents. After lunch the pups and juniors are free to explore the museum, help Steven Veatch meet the general public until 3 pm, or head home. Members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society will be on hand to perform rock and mineral identification. Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society Pebble Pups may attend for free. To reserve your spot, call 719-488-0880 or e-mail rsvp@wmmi.org. Spaces are filling up FAST. Call today. Note: there will be Pebble Pup Groups from the Denver area clubs and Internet / distance students coming to see each other.

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.