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

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile . . . . . . . The bad news, again no meeting in August. Very sorry we have had to cancel our annual picnic at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum. I am so hopeful that in the near future we will be able to have a meeting. I really miss seeing everyone. Our monthly field trips are continuing. There nothing like getting our doors and collecting rocks. Our state is so beautiful and summer has arrived! Check our website and register for field trip reminders or new field trips. Also check out the

Meeting Announcements

  •         Our annual picnic has been canceled due the virus. Stay safe and hopefully we will see each other again soon. Kat Koch, President

  • Diamond Dan has generously given us permission to post or distribute Mini Miner’s Monthly, a publication for young rock hounds. It has a lot of good activities for our Young Tumblers. They will not only learned some interesting rock and mineral facts but also activities to keep them busy.

  • Please remember to renew your membership for 2020 if you have not done so. Even though we currently can not have club meetings we are making every effort to keep our club running smoothly. We are still providing you with our monthly club newsletter. Our field trips are continuing so check out our field trip link for May’s next adventure. On field trips we will require 6 ft distancing and no carpooling other than with your immediate family. Our “Young Tumblers” can continue to work on their badge of choice. All the badges you can earn is under the Young […]

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