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.
Since settlers first arrived in Seattle, the city’s citizens have altered the landscape with an unrivaled zeal. We have regraded hills, reengineered tide flats, and replumbed lakes to provide better locations for business and easier ways to move through the challenging topography. And we are still at it, though now we also understand that earthquakes and rising sea levels have the potential to change us as much as we have changed the land.
David B. Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. This talk is based on his recently published book, Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Landscape (University of Washington Press). Previous books include Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology and The Seattle Street-Smart Naturalist: Field Notes from the City. Williams also works at the Burke Museum and maintains the website GeologyWriter.com.
Show-n-Tell Valentine’s Day, Pink and Red
For those who have completed challenges, bring them for all to see and be inspired. For those without, bring a specimen from your fantasy field trip...an item that has you dreaming of collecting it in situ.
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