National Collect Rocks Day is celebrated on September 16 of every year. Find out more about the earth’s material and become a geologist for a day. National Collect Rocks Day encourages people to collect some unique precious and pretty looking pebbles from the beach, rocky hills and mountains, quarries, road cuts, and streams.
“All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?” – Diane Lane
History of National Collect Rocks Day
The National Collect Rocks Day was first celebrated in the year 2015. It was anonymous who had first observed this day and the reason for this celebration. One can obviously assume that this day encourages people of all ages to know more about geology and in precise the Amateur geology. It is the recreational study and hobby of collecting rocks and the mineral specimens found from the natural environment. Rock is a naturally solid aggregate formed by of one or more minerals. Rocks contain minerals and metals, and they have been a valuable resource throughout human history and civilization.
Rocks are usually tightly compacted formations of minerals found all over the top, solid layer of the Earth called lithosphere. There are three major types of rocks found based on texture, composition, and size. They are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. About two-third of the Earth parts is made up of igneous rocks. Over the time one type of rock will turn into another due to exposure to the Earth’s atmosphere or environmental factors. The transition between different type of rocks is termed as a rock cycle. The rock can be a bigger piece or smaller one with smooth or rough texture. Those pebbles may have particular color or range of colours and may display unique characteristics.
Other Celebrations on September 16
September 16 is also celebrated as
- National Stepfamily Day
- National Play Doh Day
- International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
- National Guacamole Day
- National Working Parents Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrating the National Collect Rocks Day is very simple. You can go to the nearest beach or stream to collect the different types of rocks. Encourage children to collect rocks to make them get involved in knowing about nature. Collecting rocks will also be a physical come mental exercise during their leisure hours. Study more about different kinds of rocks and its characteristics to know what sort of rocks you have collected. You can even learn about rock art and how to paint on the rocks to be more creative. Share your collect rocks day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #NationalCollectRocksDay.
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