This is a busy week for the Rice NW Museum. Rockhounds, mineral enthusiasts and teachers can find us at one of three different events this coming Columbus Day weekend.
Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Show – October 10 – 12, 2014
The Rice NW Museum will be in attendance at the Portland Regional Gem & Mineral show all three days of the show. Our gift shop will be joining the more than forty dealers selling mineral related items. Proceeds help support our educational programming at the museum. The Rice NW Museum will also be among the more than one hundred educational exhibits. In addition, there will be lectures, book signings, demonstrations, kids activities, and much, much more during the show. Those who attend the Portland Regional Show can get $2 off regular admission to the Rice NW Museum this weekend with proof of paid admission to the show.
Oregon Science Teachers Association Fall Meeting – October 10-11, 2014
Education and outreach are important to fulfilling the mission of the Rice NW Museum. If you are an educator, you will want to catch the Rice NW Museum’s curator and outreach specialist, Leslie Moclock, at the Oregon Science Teachers Association 2014 Fall Conference. Leslie will be sharing information about our school tours and off-site programming at this conference.
Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy – October 10-12, 2014
The Friends of Mineralogy is an organization whose focus is on mineral science education. The Pacific Northwest boasts one of the largest and most active chapters of this organization. The theme of the annual fall symposium of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of Friends of Mineralogy is Minerals of Colorado. The Rice NW Museum will have an educational exhibit featuring some of our better Colorado minerals. Museum director, Julian Gray, will be attending the symposium and facilitating the seminar Saturday and Sunday.