WOW-How are Rocks like Legos?

“How Rocks Are Like Legos” We saw and touched all kinds of different kinds of rocks. We learned where extrusive and intrusive rocks are formed and the how that affects the size of the crystals. We made “rocks” out of legos, “salt crystals” out of marshmallows and toothpicks, and tested the hardness of minerals. Thank […]

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WOW- What’s this Rock?

“What’s this Rock?” Led by Dr. Brad Johnson. Saturday, January 26, 10:00am to 11:45am. This event was hosted by the Environmental Studies Department at Davidson College.  Co-sponsors were World of Wonder, Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery. Many thanks are owed to Dr. Johnson and his student, Ms. Audra Regan, who, along with a number […]

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WOW- What’s This Rock?

“What’s this Rock?”  Led by Dr. Brad Johnson Saturday, January 26, 10:00am to 11:45am. Davidson College Campus  Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Davidson College.  He’ll be giving us an overview of all kinds of rocks and minerals.  Also, bring a couple favorite rocks, and he’ll tell you more about them.  Location and other details […]

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We Had a Whale of a Hike!

The Runneymede Homeowners Association recently hosted a hike of their common area for members of Davidson Lands Conservancy and Davidson Historical Society.  The fifty-acre property has been enjoyed and studied by Davidson College students and others for most of the last century and includes rich, mature woods, both banks of the Rocky River, and massive […]

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WOW! Rock Hounds!

When I was a child I was a Rock Hound, I had a rock collection. Now, I mostly just picked up the rocks I found around my house but I was fortunate to live near a feldspar mine and actually got some nice specimens from there and, in fact, I still have some of them […]

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WOW- What’s this Rock?

“What’s this Rock?” was led by Dr. Brad Johnson, Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Davidson College on January 7, 2012. Children and parents alike learned about different types of rocks. The children brought their favorite rocks and Dr. Johnson told them what type they are and where they are from. Thank you, […]

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WOW- What’s this rock?

Hello Everyone! World of Wonder is very happy to let you know that we have an outing scheduled for early January: “What’s this Rock?” led by Dr. Brad Johnson. Saturday, January 7, 10:30am to 11:30am., Davidson College. Dr. Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at Davidson College. He’ll be giving us […]

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