NORTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
7706 25th Avenue Northwest
We get together every 2nd Tuesday of the month except in the month of December when we start our annual Christmas/End of Year Dinner an hour earlier.
We meet in the basement of the Northminster Presbyterian Church which is located at;7706 - 25th Avenue NW in the Loyal Heights. (See Map at bottom of this page)
The regular meeting begins at 7:30 PM and includes a show-and-tell session. After club business is transacted we then have a 10-25 minute program of interest to our members and guests.
Juniors at 6:30 PM, everyone else at 7:30 PM
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Speakers/Programs for NSL&MC's 2015 Meetings
Juniors at 6:30 PM, everyone at 7:30 PM Juniors:
Juniors: Lapidary 101: Juniors get hands-on experience in working with rocks.
• Badge program:
This program is open to kindergarten through 3rd graders who are new to learning about rocks or are familiar with the basics of rock-hounding. We follow the AFMS Rockhound Badge program by providing the children with hands-on, interactive learning opportunities in earth sciences and lapidary arts. Our goals are to foster an interest in learning more about the natural world and exposing children to concepts and vocabulary related to rocks and minerals. Families are encouraged to work on badge requirements at home as well. We start promptly at 6:30 PM.
• Explorers: Lapidary 101
Susan Gardner leads the program with a variety of subjects and projects for young members and junior guests.
Month Presenter: Professor John Vidale
Program: PNW Earthquakes and Geoscience
Professor John Vidale, UW Earth & Space Sciences, will present a very timely (thanks to the New Yorker) program. In his own words, “Our next major earthquake might be a century from now -- or much sooner. The technology will exist soon to warn people seconds to minutes before the worst shaking. The Pacific Northwest Seismic
Network is exploring the benefits and cost of such an earthquake early warning system, with the aim to get it working in the next few years. Prof. Vidale will review the earthquake and volcano hazards and the latest geoscience of the Pacific Northwest as he explains the next steps in our preparations for the big ones.”
Field tripping rocks are always in vogue. If stumped for an idea, the theme will be cubes because bubbles were so much fun!.
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