Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dinosaur and Other Art by Pebble Pups
We have a number of artists in the younger Pebble Pup group. We will continue training Pebble Pups in the various forms of art. We have free art classes available this summer. It is a very important skill to have in the Earth sciences. The most valuable item that a scientist or hobbyist has is his field notebook where they record where they are, what they are finding, and be able sketch the rock structures they observe. Our Pebble Pup group carries this a little further by teaching the pups in various mediums. Next school year (2012-2014) we will spend time on some of the literary aspects of the Earth sciences and continue to enter our work in newspapers, national magazines, international magazines, and for the first time enter our work in literary magazines. At the current time we are working on publishing our own poetry chapbook. Each poem published will be paired with the original artwork the Pebble Pup created to go along with the poem. Some of the pages of the chapbook will be artwork and photography. We will have announcements about the chapbook and where it can be purchased. Several of the poems have already won national and state awards by poetry groups. One Pebble Pup received a medal from the Poet Laureate of the United States.
Welcome! This is the gateway to adventure and discovery
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.