Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rocks Are Pretty Hard-core

Rocks rock!  But how much do you actually know about them? 

As old as the earth itself, there is much to learn about the many aspects of geology.  World Bird Sanctuary offers a great resource for studying rocks, fossils, gems and minerals all in a handy travel tote.  It’s called a Resource Nest Box and it’s loaded with educational books, games, videos, activities and more.  For a nominal fee of $25.00 you can rent a Resource Nest Box for a two week period through our Education Department.

This particular Resource Nest Box is called “Rocks Rock!”  In this box you will find Q & A cards about geology; guide books to rocks, gems, minerals and fossils; a book offering 50 hands-on activities to explore the earth; a video (VHS) about prehistoric life; over 100 rock and mineral specimens with ID guides; fossil replicas; rubbing plates and ID guides; and more.

WBS offers three additional Resource Nest Boxes, which are a great addition to classroom teachings, for home schoolers, day cares, scout leaders or for kids that just want to have fun and learn about our great planet and the creatures that we share it with.  Other topics include: Talon Tote; Protect Our Planet; and Where We Live.

If you’d like to reserve one of our educational and environmentally friendly Resource Nest Boxes, please call our Education Department at 636-225-4390 ext. 0.

Submitted by Billie Baumann, World Bird Sanctuary Outreach Coordinator

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