Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Thursday, February 6, 2014


By Jack Shimon, 3rd grade

He who knows the most geology
Let me into the club to learn
About minerals and rocks
He challenged me to try
Write draw learn speak
Who believes
In me

Author bio:  Jack Shimon is a member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society Pebble Pups and he participates with the Pikes Peak Pebble Pups and Earth Science Scholars on projects, field trips, and community outreach projects. He is 9-years old and is in third grade at school. Jack brings his dog Comet to some of the Pebble Pup meetings. Comet is the mascot for the CSMS Pebble Pups.

Note: Jack Shimon wrote this poem to the leader of the Pikes Peak Pebble Pups. This poem is a nonet, and is not the easiest form to work with. A nonet is a nine line poem with diminishing syllables. The first line containing nine syllables, the next line has eight syllables, the next line has seven syllables. That continues until the last line (the ninth line) which has one syllable. Nonets can be written about any subject. Rhyming is not required.

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.