I just partnered with Terrie Wieland on this new business because I KNOW her work and the amazing things she does with children. As a part time bus driver for Harrison School Dist 2, I know what it's like to work with kids. I believe that Terrie and the new center will bring a new focus to learning that will supplement and enhance any curriculum in the city.Mr. Daniel Riedel, Partner, Business owner and educator
Valuable Lessons Include:
• Appreciation of natural resources • Respect for wildlife
• Conservation awareness
• Cultural awareness
• Social Studies
• Music, Art, and much more!
“We promote support for teachers and the Colorado Academic Standards.”
Rock and Mineral Programs
Programs include museum quality displays, hands-on learning experiences, science, exploration and experiments, live animals, literacy, social studies, art, music, and more!
Rock and Mineral Exploration: Hands-on experiments and exploration of various types of rocks, minerals, fossils and dinosaurs. Create your own rock collection!
Why are rocks and minerals important? This question is one of the topics of study in this informative, interesting and fun program for students. This program begins with a presentation on why rocks and minerals are important.
The students will view numerous specimens and they will learn what they are and how we use them in everyday life. They will view a specimen like natural copper and then they will see copper pipe or copper pennies to understand how we use this mineral. The initial presentation can be adjusted to support the curriculum the students are learning in class.
We will customize any program to meet the needs of the students. We value working with our teachers to provide a quality program supporting the class curriculum.
After the presentation students will participate in a variety of hands on activities. They will have an opportunity to find, sort and identify different fossils and to view a variety of fossils on display in the museum including a dinosaur egg, dinosaur footprints a Megladon tooth and more. Students will explore how rocks form and what our planet consists of by building and exploding a volcano. A variety of volcanic rocks from the Hawaiian Islands, Mt. Saint Helen's, and other volcano's will be available for exploration.
Students will have an opportunity to view and handle numerous rock and mineral specimens. They will explore and identify different qualities and characteristics through a variety of experiments, such as weight, hardness, size, and magnetism. A variety of geodes will be available as well as petrified wood and meteorites. Visual aids, charts, books and a funny DVD are also available for use.
Other possible subjects available for discussion are tectonic plates, earthquakes, the rock cycle, erosion and the effects of weather on rocks. Another activity available is an opportunity for students to build their own collection box and to make their own rock and mineral collection. Specimens will be provided.
Let's work together to create an amazing field trip experience for your students!