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Creation field trip in Phoenix
« on: January 03, 2001, 07:30:00 AM »
The following announcement is from the Creation Research Society, a non-denominational Creationary group to which many SDA scientists belong. This is a great way to spend the Sabbath in nature with fellow Christians and Creationists!
Creation Quest Expedition To South Mountain in Phoenix, AZ:

BACKGROUND: Most mountains have been formed either by uplifting and compression or by volcanic activity. But, tectonic forces not only push, they may also pull. The Basin and Range Province of the Southwest has unique push-pull geology that forms mountain ranges jutting out the parched desert floor. Desert mountains provide unique windows on the ecology and formational history of the Southwest. One such mountain is the one in South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, which dominates the skyline of south Phoenix.

DATE AND LOCATION: On Saturday, January 13, the Van Andel Creation Research center will hold a Creation Quest Expedition at South Mountain in Phoenix. The outing will start at 9:00 AM at the Environmental Education Center. South Mountain Park is located at the south end of Center Street in Phoenix. Drive into the park and turn left (south) just past the first guard house. The Center is at the end of a short road. Please park as close as possible to the Center (but not in the half-hour parking spaces!). We will meet outdoors at the picnic tables located between the two main buildings.

ITINERARY: After a short introduction we will provide a study guide for the museum area. This guide will take about 1/2 hour to complete. We will then drive to the eastern -most ramada of the east parking lot east of the Environmental Education Center. We will discuss the study guide and provide orientation at the picnic tables.

Following this, we will car caravan to some great overlooks and take several short hikes to important geological features of the area. We plan to finish by mid-afternoon.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a pencil, a notebook, a canteen, and a sack lunch. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots. Our main hike, though not rigorous, will take us off the trail into some rough country. Weather this time of year is a bit unpredictable. Bring a jacket and a hat in case it is cool and windy. Sunscreen will be helpful.

VALUE ADDED: Dr. George Howe, botanist from Masterís College, will join us. Those who were with us on the San Francisco Volcanic Field will remember him as a great lecturer and an expert on plants of the Southwest. He has also studied the unique features of metamorphic core complex mountains such as South Mountain.

NOTIFICATION: It will be helpful if you let us know a few days ahead of time if you can join us. However, even if you decide to come along at the last minute, please do so. We may be reached at 520-636-1153 during the day or by e-mail at: I will likely be in Phoenix on Friday before the, outing making some last minute preparations. Please notify us by Thursday evening if possible.

COST: The trip is free and there are no entry fees. A donation of $5.00 per person will help us meet the expenses of scouting out the trip and preparing the study guide [which can be paid in advance].

HOME SCHOOLERS: The study guide should be helpful to all. It will serve as a point of discussion for the trip. Home school families may find it especially helpful in working with young people older than seven or eight years.

NOTE ON RESPONSIBILITY: As with all field trips, the participants are solely responsible for their own safety. Some trails may be rough and require considerable exertion. On some trail there may be cliff exposure, and rattlesnakes may inhabit the area. Potential lightning storms on high exposures may be dangerous. However, it is the complete responsibility of each participant of the hike to make their own decisions regarding the safety and appropriateness of the trip for them, for their children, and for any minors under their jurisdiction. The Creation Research Society, the Van Andel Creation Research Center and those associated with them, directly or indirectly, disclaim any liability for accidents, injuries, damages, or losses whatsoever that may occur as the result of this field trip and any related activities.

John R. Meyer, Director

Van Andel Creation Research Center

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Creation field trip in Phoenix
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2001, 07:57:00 AM »
Thanks, Brother Allen for the update. Sounds like a great opportunity, especially for the young people. Sorry we are so far away, but maybe there are some who are closer that will read this. As we move more into outside evangelism, we will provide this information to a larger group.  :)


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