|Pebble Pup collecting fossil insects and plants at the Florissant Fossil Quarry|
Activity 1: Trip etiquette. Learn and demonstrate the knowledge of the AFMS Code of Ethics (Google this).
Activity 2: Field trip planning. Choose a locality for a field trip from a guidebook for from suggestions by adult members in your club. Draw a map and directions to your site. List what you expect to find, then list the tools and supplies you'll need to collect and transport your finds home.
Activity 3: Going on a filed trip. (required to earn this badge): take a filed trip to a collecting locality. Be sure to follow proper field trip etiquette during the trip, and have fun. The club will soon post all field trip opportunities. There will be a Junior/Pebble Pup field trip on June 11. Look at the previous post.
Activity 4: Record keeping. start And maintain a "field journal" of what you did and what you found during your field trips in a composition of spiral-bound notebook, three-ring binder, or other record book or on the computer. Take notes while in the field and later write up a formal report including observations about the locality and specimens. Pinpoint where you found your rocks, minerals, or fossils, so that others could locate the spot. If you have a camera, illustrate your field journal with photos, or provide drawing that may prove useful to others wishing to visit the site.
Activity 5: The indoor field trip. Organize a field trip to a college geology department or to a museum. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a good place to visit, so is the museum at the Colorado School of Mines. They have a specimen of Veatchite.
|A field trip leader is assisting pebble pups with questions|
|A field trip leader comes well prepared. It is good to have knee pads if you will be searching on the ground for specimens|
|A group of Junior and Pebble Pup members exploring the landscape for peridot|
|Pebble Pup searching for gems|
|Pebble Pup collecting peridot|