Teaching Geology with Rock Identification

How to Identify those Rocks Your Kids are Bringing Home

Presentation by Patrick Nurre

Do you have a child who brings rocks home that end up in your dryer?   What can you possibly do with them?  You identify them!  What a great way to start a geology education!  This seminar helps boil down rock identification to just a few basic steps that you can use in the field for years to come! 

More about Patrick Nurre:

Patrick Nurre was in the second grade when he made his first big find – a large dinosaur bone in the alley behind his house! That was the beginning of a life-long love with geology. Raised in beautiful Montana, he spent many days rockhounding near the Big Horn River. This early interest led him to a lifelong study of the world of geology. Patrick has done field study in the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest and Plains states, the Southwestern U.S., and Israel. He conducts geology classes and seminars in the Seattle area, and speaks at numerous home school events on geology, the Genesis Flood, and our young earth. He also leads a variety of geology field trips every year, including Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier, and an annual trip for families to Yellowstone National Park, where he helps folks discover the Biblical geology of the park. Patrick is the vision behind Northwest Treasures, a 501(c)3 corporation, devoted to creating excellent geology kits, curricula and education for all ages. To help in this endeavor, Patrick has written several textbooks on geology (preK-12), and a rock identification field guide. In the fall of 2012, he opened the Geology Learning Center, a museum/educational center in the Seattle area. Patrick and his wife, Vicki, have three wonderful children and one grandson, and live in Bothell, Washington

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