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Geology Mining Workshops, Nova Award Event

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This is a 70 minute hands-on workshop in support of the new Cub Scouts' Nova Award: Down and Dirty! This STEM Lab will be about Geology.

We are bringing a mobile mining trailer to the Marriott Scout Service Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday April 23, 2016. 

Scouts will learn about sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks, the formation of rocks, conduct a mineral test, and of course, get to pan-mine for gemstones and/or fossils in the mobile mining trailer. Scouts will identify their collections and of course, take them home! 

Cubs eligible for the STEM Awards will all earn requirement 3B for the Nova Down and Dirty, and 1A part 2. Webelos may also earn requirements 1-4 for Earth Rocks at the lab.

NOTE to Boy Scouts, siblings of Cub Scouts and other youth: you may participate in the pan-mining activity as well! However, not for the Cubs' Nova Award. Please email stem@ncacbsa.org so we can coordinate for you.
 

Session One is for Gem Mining, the cost for a 1lb bag of gems to mine is $18.50

Session Two is a repeat of Session One, (same program repeated again). 

Session Three is for mining a 1/2 lb bag of Gems and a 1/2 lb bag of fossils and the fee is $22. 

 

Curious what a mobile mining truck looks like? Check out these posts from our Geology Scout event last fall, and join us on Saturday April 23! 

 

Geode cracking at the #cubscouts #stem lab today! #myNCAC #geology pic.twitter.com/ygyKvvDqJ9

— NCAC BSA STEM (@STEMVan) September 19, 2015

 

 

 

 

#cubscouts, #novaAward #geology #myNCAC  pic.twitter.com/If2cZ89Cif

— NCAC BSA STEM (@STEMVan) October 7, 2015

 

 

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When & Where
Session 1: Gem Mining
Marriott Scout Service Center
Saturday 04-23-2016 10:15 AM ET to 11:30 AM ET Past
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Session 2: Gem Mining
Marriott Scout Service Center
Saturday 04-23-2016 11:45 AM ET to 1:00 PM ET Past
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Session 3: Gem & Fossil Mining
Marriott Scout Service Center
Saturday 04-23-2016 1:30 PM ET to 2:15 PM ET Past
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