Our soap stone group – J. May
Richard Benson showing us how it’s done – J. May
Tom Kolezar and Henry Gunn inspecting rock samples – J. May
by Janet May, 5 March 2016
Richard Benson worked his magic this month, providing soapstone, sandpaper files, and instruction on stone shaping for 11 Young Naturalists and their adults.
Adriana Virtue and Sharon Benson helped out and Tom Kolezar gave a short presentation about rock forming processes and showed samples of different types of rock.
Everyone went home with a smooth touchstone and a new relationship with rocks..
Some of the handiwork
– M. Dill
by Janet Alred, 14 February 2009.
The Young Naturalists met at Trinity Hall (United Church). Richard Benson, a local artist, demonstrated soapstone carving. Each child had the opportunity to carve an arrowhead or a heart pendant. No injuries were incurred despite sharp tools being entrusted to tiny hands!