Category: Schools

Cascade Elementary School

Bob and Jackie Pattie and Bill Cook visited the Third Grade classes on April 25, 2012 to make a presentation on the Geology of Washington State. This is the fourth year that we have gone to the Cascade Elementary School in Renton and this year we had two sessions for about 130 students. After the […]

Maple Valley Elementary School

Bob & Jackie Pattie visited two fourth grade classes on May 17, 2012. The focus of this presentation was volcanoes and the Geology of Washington State. This was one day before the anniversary of the St. Helens eruption. With these two sessions we had about 70 students. They also asked many questions about the volcanoes […]

Custer Elementary

Custer Elementary Presentation by Dick Morgan Thursday May 23, 2013, Pat and I went to Custer Elementary School to give a presentation to the second grade classes on rocks and minerals. To better show the rocks to the class several of the teachers let me use the projector to enlarge the specimens and show them […]

Lake Wilderness Elementary School

Lake Wilderness Elementary School by Bob Pattie Bill Cook, Bob, and Jackie Pattie visited the Lake Wilderness Elementary School in Maple Valley on June 4, 2013. The presentation was to two classes of second grades on the basis geology of the state of Washington, about 65 students. They asked many question about geology and about […]

Honeydew Elementary School

Honeydew Elementary School 2014 by Bob Pattie There were about 80 third graders from all 4 classes.  As usual they were very interested with the Materials, the hands on participation and of course the free rocks that they got to take home.  They really liked to learn that rocks could float, and that some rocks […]

Presidents Message

  • Sorry for the late update on the website. Due to Covid and the flu, our family has been sick. I would also like to note, that we have lost our videographer. Until we find a replacement volunteer, our meetings will not be on YouTube. From the Top of the Rock Pile  Our Cascade Gem & Mineral Show is coming up. We will be about 2 weeks from show time when you read this! Our August meeting will be a recap of what’s going on at our Cascade Gem Show. It will also be our last call for volunteers. Then Jim

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: This is our last meeting before our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show. There will be a rundown of our show and what you can expect to happen. It will also be our last call for volunteers. It is imperative that we get more volunteers. As Roger, our Field Trip Guides, says “Many hands make light work.” You don’t have to wait until this meeting to volunteer for the show. Just click on the website front page link to volunteer. Unforeseen change in the meeting agenda. Bring or ugliest or most unusual rock, fossil, or mineral. Be prepared to tell us what it is and where you found or got it.  

  •   Topic: A recap on how our Cascade Gem and Mineral Show went. Financial analysis and a critique of the show. What went great, and where do we need to improve next year. Then we are going to try something new. A sticky note timeline chart. We are going to have a yearly timeline chart from 1935 to 2022. We are going to ask you to put 3 sticky notes on the timeline with your name on each and then 1st Note first time you went rockhounding and your age 2nd Note the most memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age 3rd Note another memorable rock hobby event in your life and your age Then place each of your sticky notes on the timeline. Just before Show ‘N Tell, we will take a look at the chart. Then during Show ‘N Tell you can come up and look at the chart and discuss it with each other. Show’N Tell: A rock, mineral, or fossil that means a lot to you.  

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