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Crystals are beautiful. More than that, their shapes tell us a lot about them: what they're made of, how they formed, and even what conditions were like in mystierous depths of clouds, deep underground, or long ago.
When we present an Ice and Crystals workshop, we explore crystal formation through pictures and activities:
- create amazing figurative Snowflakes (natural or symbolic shapes),
- experiment with everyday crystals like sugar, salt, and Borax;
- creating and sample delicious amorphous crystalline solids (Chocolate Truffles!)
Erica did a lot of work with crystals at OMSI, and snowflake workshops; Ernie learned about ice formation as a mariner sailing the Arctic.
We presented a complete Ice and Crystals workshop at Cascadia Wild's Naturalst Skills Night, Monday January 21st, 2008.
If you're interested in seeing this presentation again, please contact us!