Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups Win Two Awards in National Park Service Art Contest

Happy National Fossil Day!
The Pikes Peak Pebble Pups were well represented in the National Park Service art contest to celebrate the third National Fossil Day.  Here are the winners:

Ciena Higginbotham First Place 14-18 year old category Pikes Peak Pebble Pups (Lake George Gem and Mineral Club)

Ciena's first place art
Jack Shimon Third Place  5-8 year old category Pikes Peak Pebble Pups (Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society)

Jack Shimon's third place entry. Note eyes of the
paleontologist are ammonites!
Pebble Pups and Earth Science Scholars (teens) were invited via the Pikes Peak Pebble Pup website to participate in the contest.  We received several entries. Here is the pebble pup website about the contest and the invitation to participate in the contest:
The winners were posted today on the following National Park Service Website:

A celebration and reception is now being planned at the Florisant Fossil Beds National Monument to recognize these young paleo artists. The local press and broadcast media will be invited to this event at the fossil beds.  A formal and more detailed press release will be forthcoming.

With great pride in the pebble pups,
 Steve Veatch, Pebble Pup Leader

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