Saturday, March 30, 2019
at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology,
Pleasant Gap, PA (same location as last year).
Please REGISTER (below) by March 27.
Our annual Minerals Junior
Education Day is fun and rewarding for students in grades 1-8 and their
parents. They will learn about
minerals, crystals, gems, fossils, and earth science. At this event, kids get an empty
egg carton when they check in, then go to a series of stations;
these are planned for 2019:
- Gold panning by GPAA,
- Caves & karst by Lincoln Caverns,
- Petroleum drilling,
- Iron ore minerals and rocks & iron making,
- Grinding and polishing spheres,
- Invertebrate fossils (shells),
- From coal to diamonds,
- War paint: The streak,
- Sphere grinding machine,
- Ultraviolet fluorescence (glow in the dark),
- Mineral cleavage and fracture.
Students learn about the topic from a fun demonstration, activity or discussion, and receive a properly labeled specimen related to the topic, so they gather a whole collection in their egg carton. There is also a sales table with child-friendly prices - please bring cash! Everyone goes through at their own pace and goes to the stations in the order they choose. Allow at least an hour and a half or two hours in total.
Registration is limited so that we may be sure of having enough specimens for all of the students. The cost is $5.00 for each child. Parents come along for free, and help keep things under control, but don't get the specimens.
Same location as 2018:
www.cpi.edu - see our driving directions or CPI's directions & map.
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI Vo-Tech)
540 North Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE:
We ask you to choose an approximate starting time so that we can spread the crowd out through the day (you don't need to be exactly on time).
Registration is now open.
The 10:00 a.m. time slot is full.
Starting time slots available are: 9:00, 9:15, 9:30, 10:30, 11:00 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m.
Using PayPal to REGISTER AND PAY NOW is the BEST WAY.
Choose the time slot here, and the first and last name(s) of children that we should use for their tickets, separated by spaces (don't hit enter within that text box).
Then choose 'Add to Cart' and then when you're in the PayPal cart, edit the number of children at $5.00 each to get the correct total cost. Parents come along for free.
Your payment goes to firstname.lastname@example.org and the charge will
appear on your credit card statement as "PAYPAL *NITTANYMINE".
Problems? Send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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REGISTER by E-MAIL
The "REGISTER by E-MAIL" link above should open your e-mail program and automatically start an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . In that e-mail, please enter your desired starting time, and the names and addresses of the students you are registering. This will allow us to check them in easily at the event, and we will send them a reminder next year. Please wait for an e-mail reply confirming your reservation, then pay $5 per student at the event (No checks or cash in the mail). If your plans change and you won't attend, please notify us.
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REGISTER by TELEPHONE
Call (814) 822-0292 and leave a message - Please speak clearly and repeat your message so we are sure of getting it correctly. You will be asked for your desired starting time slot, and the names and addresses of the students. Please wait for a phone call in reply confirming your reservation, then pay $5 per student at the event (No checks or cash in the mail). If your plans change and you won't attend, please notify us.
If there are still spaces available on the day of the event (watch this web site for news), you can come to the event and pay in cash.
THANK YOU - We'll see you in Pleasant Gap on March 30, 2019 !
Video recording by James Sicree.
A crystal structure station at the 2008 event. Photo by R. Altamura.