Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

April is National Poetry Month

Now is the time for the Pebble Pups and Earth Science Scholars to start thinking about National Poetry month and begin working on poems. We will also be publishing volume 2 of our collected poems on Earth science.

2013 poster
Poetry 101 click here

On writing poems and the craft of poems click here

Poetry resources for students click here

Online poetry resources click here

Start practicing today. Also consider haiku poetry which is three lines. The first line is five syllables, the second line is seven syllables, and the third line is five syllables. 

Also, you can add a photograph, drawing, sketch with pencil, sketch with color pencils, watercolor painting, or any media you would like to go with your poem, although it is not required. You may write as many poems as you want. The poems will be published in the local newspaper, an international magazine on rocks, minerals, and fossils, our chapbook, and the best poems will be entered into several literary contests for youth.  We will also be having an internal contest for our student poets with cash prizes. Please refer to the links I have provided. Also save the URL to this blog page as I will be adding more links, tips, and instruction.

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.