Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


The Pikes Peak Pebble Pups entered a paper at the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting in Denver: 125th Anniversary of GSA (27-30 October 2013). The paper was presented during session number. 393;Geoscience Education and Outreach: 50 Years of Progress II at the Colorado Convention Center: Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

Click HERE to see GSA abstract on Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

The Pikes Peak Pebble Pups follow a model created by E. O. Wilson, a famous ant scientist. This is his model:

  1. Put passion ahead of training.
  2. Obey that passion as long as it lasts.
  3. Feed it with knowledge the mind needs to grow.
  4. Sample other subjects.
  5. Acquire a general education in science.
  6. Decision and hard work will never fail you.
  7. Dream: Newton dreamed, Darwin dreamed
  8. Consilience: connections made between widely separated bodies of knowledge extended to humanities and the CREATIVE ARTS.
  9. Stay at frontiers of scientific knowledge.
  10. Students learn in an atmosphere where a focus on science and technology is the norm.
  11. Science of the future: TEAM THINK—multiple minds put in close contact.
  12. Journey the unexplored.

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.