Rock Identification in the Wild: Mineral ID | Kids Out and About Denver

Rock Identification in the Wild: Mineral ID


*The event has already taken place on this date: Thu, 12/16/2021
We will learn the skills to identify different traits in rocks that geologists use to determine the rock type.

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Rocks are all around us, but very few of us can name the rocks we see!  Come to the Rock Identification in the Wild series.  We will learn the skills to identify different traits in rocks that geologists use to determine the rock type.  The class will begin indoors in the Red Rocks Room so that we can learn the traits that we are looking for and how to measure them.  Then we will head out into Garden of the Gods and put our new knowledge to work identifying any rocks that we find!  This week’s session will focus on mineral identification.  All rocks are made up of minerals, they are like the ingredients in each rock.  We will learn the various traits that all minerals share and how to differentiate between them! 

For the walk portion of the class, be sure to bring water, a backpack, and a sweatshirt for the weather!


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Location:

1805 North 30th Street
Colorado Springsq, CO, 80904
United States

Phone:

719-219-0111
Contact name: 
Michael Bideau
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
12/16/2021
Time: 
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Price: 
$5

Ages

Teenagers Adults & kids together Adults without kids