A Grand Idea

This is a photograph of the Grand Canyon that was taken on May 7, 2014 by Flickr user Airwolfhound.

On January 11, 1908, our 26th U.S. President, Theodore Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a national monument. President Roosevelt was remarkable in his foresight. He knew the historical, ecological, and recreational value of the site. Find out for yourself. Take the U.S. National Park Service’s Virtual Tour of the Grand Canyon and discover the wonders that¬†archeologists, naturalists, and hikers experience when they move through the park.

A Little Older, A Little Boulder: Celebrate Old Rock Day

Today is Old Rock Day. It’s a perfect time to take a few moments and appreciate rocks. What the heck? Think some good thoughts for fossils as well! Just don’t get stoned.

Image of The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson and the Rock Cycle

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Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me) a ginchy 1974 song by a very talented group of studio musicians called Reunion (Joey Levine, Marc Bellack and Paul DiFranco ), isn’t really about anything sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic but the tune is entertaining and quite catchy.

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This wonderful video comes to Preclectic via abmcw’s most excellent Youtube Channel.