Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:34 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:00 PM
(and I've completely looked past the fact that you think geology is nerdy)
Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:14 PM
"So you like rocks?" or "What the f*ck are you gonna do with a geography degree? We already know where everything is, we have enough maps..."
Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:14 PM
Good friend of mine is a geologist with the NCENR department. Took my boy who's shown an interest to the natural history museum. He gave us a geode and it was fun busting it open. Cool stuff out there.
Scorea (sic?) is pretty neat...a floating "rock"
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:00 PM
I'd say get him a rock pick and a sledge hammer, but he's probably still a little too young for that. When I used to visit the place I now work when I was a kid, I always thought it'd be cool to have a rock pick (they used to sell them in the gift shop).
Best thing would probably be to set him up with a field geologist for a day or something.
You could get him a metal detector and take him meteorite hunting.