Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » July 16th, 2011, 7:22 pm

ok, thanks luo
also, what field guide would you recommend for R&M?
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by Luo » July 16th, 2011, 7:37 pm

tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:ok, thanks luo
also, what field guide would you recommend for R&M?
I can't personally recommend a guide because I haven't done the event before. Look back a couple pages on this thread for some more experienced insights about field guide selection. :)
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by mingtian » July 17th, 2011, 9:59 am

tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:then why would the people allow us to have field guides?
i mean, a binder is already enough.....
Cuz some people make very bad binders.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by anatomy » July 17th, 2011, 10:59 am

tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:ok, thanks luo
also, what field guide would you recommend for R&M?
I'd recommend the Audubon, and for competition the Smithsonian.
That's exactly what I did for fossils.
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » July 17th, 2011, 11:41 am

hm, is smithsonian's organization pretty good? ive never used it for ornithology so i dont know...
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by Kokonilly » July 17th, 2011, 12:24 pm

mingtian wrote:
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:then why would the people allow us to have field guides?
i mean, a binder is already enough.....
Cuz some people make very bad binders.
You need to have a good binder to do well at competition anyway; you simply can't succeed with just a field guide. It's good to have a backup, though, just in case.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by mingtian » July 17th, 2011, 1:10 pm

Kokonilly wrote:
mingtian wrote:
tuftedtitmouse12 wrote:then why would the people allow us to have field guides?
i mean, a binder is already enough.....
Cuz some people make very bad binders.
You need to have a good binder to do well at competition anyway; you simply can't succeed with just a field guide. It's good to have a backup, though, just in case.
Well, not everybody succeeds. That's my point.

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by harrybeatsvoldemort » July 21st, 2011, 7:39 am

Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?

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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by tuftedtitmouse12 » July 21st, 2011, 7:52 am

mingtian wrote: Well, not everybody succeeds. That's my point.
don't be mean....
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Re: Preliminary: Rocks and Minerals

Post by anatomy » July 21st, 2011, 9:54 am

harrybeatsvoldemort wrote:Have any of you already done this event? If so how did it go?
I have not done this event, but I have done fossils, and I am pretty sure, it is going to be a lot like fossils.
With speed being very important, because a lot of the competitions consist of stations.
Two main components are ID, and general knowledge.
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