Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Monday, January 4, 2016

Pebble Pups Help Host Family Exploration Day: GEOLOGY!

On January 2nd, 2016, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Pebble Pups worked at the Family Exploration Day event at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. The museum is located in northern Colorado Springs. The Pebble Pups worked in shifts during the day where they lead the public on a geologic exploration of Colorado’s mineral and mining heritage. Everyone gets to pan gold and met the two burro mascots Nugget and Chism.

The museum provided pizza for the Pebble Pups. Jenna Salvat, Jacob Janecek, Steven Marquez, Ben Eilick, and Sabrina Morin worked at the event.

Large numbers of families attended this event and met the Pebble Pups, making this an excellent forum to recruit new Pebble Pups. 

This boy, attending the event with his family, is reaching for a specimen to get a closer look. 

Steven Marquez, a teen Pebble Pup is working with two potential new members at the event. 
In the background Ben Eilick and Jenna Salvat are demonstrating the use of microscopes.

Ben is looking at a specimen through his microscope so that he can identify it.

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.