Flip a Rock on September 20th

By , September 8, 2009 1:18 pm

As I am sure you all know, September 20th, 2009 is the 3rd Annual International Rock Flipping Day.

Oh, you didn’t know that?  Well, on September 20th take your kids outside, choose a rock to flip, then:

1)  Record what you find. “Any and all forms of documentation are welcome: still photos, video, sketches, prose, or poetry.”

2)  Replace the rock as you found it; it’s someone’s home. But if there are critters underneath, move them to the side before you replace the rock and let them scurry back.  You don’t want to squash anyone.

3)  Post on your blog, or load your photos to the International Rock Flipping Day Flickr group.

4)  Send a link to Susannah at Wanderin’ Weeta. Her e-mail address is in her profile.

5)  Susannah will collect the links, e-mail participants the list, and post it for any and all to copy to their own blogs.

6)  She also says: “Maybe we can Tweet it, too, this year. Use the hashtag #rockflip.” (NOTE FROM ME:  This information is totally beyond my comprehension, but if you understand Tweeting, then give it a go that way and I will be impressed.)

(All instructions are from Wanderin’ Weeta’s blog – edited slightly by me)

I love this idea because it reminds me of something I did in very early elementary school (Kindergarten? 1st Grade?).  We went out and measured a one foot by one foot square of dirt behind the school, and then we had to look closely and draw what we saw in that square.  Obviously it made an impression since I remember that lesson VERY many years later!

So go ahead, take the badge, the link, and the instructions, and pass it on.

It’ll be fun and interesting, so please join in! We’ll be there! (…and September 20th is even my sister’s birthday…)

NOTE:  More on the history of Rock Flipping Day at Wanderin’ Weeta’s.

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10 Responses to “Flip a Rock on September 20th”

  1. Sounds like fun! I hope you don’t mind I just basically copied and pasted your post so I could pass the word. :)
    .-= Becky@BoysRuleMyLife´s last blog ..Go Flip a Rock =-.

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    Mom Unplugged Reply:

    No problem, I am glad you did!

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  2. Susannah says:

    Thanks for the link! And what an interesting blog you have! (I raised my kids without a TV; I would have loved to see some of your projects back then.)
    .-= Susannah´s last blog ..A bug in the hand =-.

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    Mom Unplugged Reply:

    Well I really like your blog too! What a beautiful area you live in. Not a lot of ocean here in Arizona. You take lovely photos!

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  3. Lymm says:

    Fun idea! I’ll try to remember. I’m going to have to start a separate calendar just for my blog to remember these things.
    .-= Lymm´s last blog ..Give-Away: Wall Graphic (Uprinting.com) =-.

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    Mom Unplugged Reply:

    Yes, I know what you mean. I only just realized that there is another TV Turnoff Week at the end of September! It would have been embarrassing to have forgotten to mention that.

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  4. I just love the ideas on your blog – can’t wait til my 9 month old is just a little bit older so we can do some of these things!

    I know you generally focus on the projects and you don’t have to play along, but I enjoy your blog and wanted to share it with my readers, so I tagged you to play a 7 things about me meme!!
    http://www.noordinaryhomestead.com/?p=4002

    Hope to read more about you soon – and have a great weekend!
    .-= Tiffany @ NOH´s last blog ..Some randomness about me =-.

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    Mom Unplugged Reply:

    Thanks Tiffany! I’ll see if I can come up with 7 facts…hmm…need to think. Thanks again and great weekend to you too!

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