Friday, June 18th:
1:00 PM: Walt Wright - Petrified Wood and Where It Grew - understand what turns wood to stone…in this talk with Walt Wright, a premiere paleo-botanist will talk about Petrified Wood and will have time for a question and answer session.
Saturday, June 19th:
10:30 am: Sandie & Tony Fender - Mount St. Helens 30 Years Later! …this couple has made many trips to St. Helens to check the results of the devastation and the slow ecological comeback of the area following the eruption of Mount St. Helens 30 years ago.
1:00 pm: Bob Jones - A Rockhound Tour of England - freshly back from a tour on London and the surrounding areas…this trip was captured in the Oct 2009 edition of Rock & Gem magazine where Bob is the Senior Editor.
2:30 pm: Dr. Allen Schaffert - The Great Bone Wars - …also known as the “Great Dinosaur Rush”, refers to a period of intense fossil speculation and discovery during the Gilded Age of American history, marked by a heated rivalry between two of the leading paleontologists of the era.
3:30 am: Walt Wright - History of Petrification of Trees and Plants - Walt will draw from his display of 125 specimens of petrified wood from around the world for this talk - there will also be time for a Q&A - don’t miss this chance to talk to one of the leaders in this field.
Sunday, June 20th:
Junior Rockhound Theatre
All day we will be presenting short films for the kid in all of us! Thanks to the wonderful people at BlueCap Productions we will be bringing their popular Tucson premiere of “Rockhound Theatre” to Southern Calif.
We will present a “Jr. Rockhound Theatre” all day - join us for a range of video about crystal treasure hunting, digging for gems and their bestseller “What’s Hot In Tucson - 2009”…all the fun without the dirt.
The New Crystal Hunters series brings kids together as they dig in the dirt hunting for crystals in several locations - we will see Pala and Arkansas.