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by Rick Moore last modified Jun 21, 2014 05:08 PM
Schedule of events at The Learning Center

Saturday, July 12

  • 12:00pm to 12:45pm : FOSSIL WORKSHOP

    Presented by the MOST
    How are fossils made? How old are they? What type of organisms have made fossils. Make your own fossil to take with you. Recommended for 3rd to 8th graders.
  • 1:15pm to 2pm : DRAW A TYRANNOSAURUS REX

    CONCEPTIONS OF DINOSAURS BY SCIENTISTS AND MEDIA
    Presented by Dr. Robert Ross of the Paleontological Research Institute, Ithaca
    How T. rex has been depicted in books and movies, public conceptions and the thoughts of paleontologists as to what he looked like. In this interactive presentation, paleontologist Ross will show you how to draw T. rex.
  • 2:30pm to 3:15pm : MINERALS OF THE LOCKPORT FORMATION

    Presented by Michael Hawkins, Geology Collection Manager at the NY State Museum
    Mike will discuss the remarkable suite of minerals that can be found in these rocks. They are about 420 million years old and they extend form Niagara to Herkimer counties in New York Atate.
  • 3:45pm to 4:30pm : ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th> GRADER ? (WHEN IT COMES TO COLLECTING ROCKS AND MINERALS)

    Presented by Tim Hart, a former 5th grade teacher in Central Square for 30 years.
    Tim will lead a discussion of his rockhunting adventures. Over the years he’s taken over 3,000 students and parents Herkimer Diamond hunting. He will discuss several locations and show off some of the gem, mineral and fossil specimens one can expect to find in the Lockport Formation and beyond.There will not be a test afterward.
  • 5pm to 5:45pm : THE METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF GEMS & MINERALS

    Presented by Georgia Cuningham, owner and publisher of the Metaphysical Times and co-sponser of The Metaphysical Times Psychic Show.
    Georgia will discuss the metaphysical properties of gems and minerals and their meaning. She will also distribute flyers with this information

Sunday, July 13

  • 12:00pm to 12:45pm : FIZZ, BOOM, AMAZE !

    Presented by the MOST Traeveling Science Program
    Ever wonder why Pop Rocks pop and soda goes fizz? An exciting selection of experiments that will amaze and dazzle you as you learn the science behind them. This interactive show is for people of all ages and designed to encourage further scientific experimentation!
  • 1:15pm to 2:00pm : THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ARCHIPELAGO

    Presented by Len Sharp, winner of the National Science Teachers Association Distinguished Teacher Award and the Presidential Award in Science Teaching. Len was also a Project LAVA participant at the Hawaiian Volcano National Park.
    Aloha! Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Maui, Lanai, and Hawaii are the more familiar islands. However, the Hawaiian Islands stretch out approximately 1,500 miles towards Midway Island and beyond. The Archipelago is the resultant of a “Hot Spot” beneath the Island of Hawaii. This presentation will cover the geology, formation of the islands and volcanic activity one can see when visiting. Len will share his inspiring stories and experiences during his seven trips there.
  • 2:30pm to 3:15pm : GEM SHOW EXPERIENCES

    Presented by Keith and Dorothy Gilmer. Keith is editor of the GMSS club's award winning newsletter Crack ‘n Cab.
    From Syracuse's Gemworldto Tucson's "MEGA" Show, Keith and Dorothy will share insights, observations and experiences from these and other show venues. Come hear their entertaining stories!