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    FIGI FIELD ADVENTURE ON AUGUST 17, 18, and 19, 2012 ROCKIN IN THE STARS ROCKIN IN THE STARS will be a three-day Field Adventure at Bruneau Dunes State Park,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 6, 2012

      FIGI FIELD ADVENTURE ON AUGUST 17, 18, and 19, 2012

      Bruneau Sand DunesROCKIN IN THE STARS will be a three-day Field Adventure at Bruneau Dunes State Park, the site of North America’s highest sand dune. Amenities include the largest public astronomy observatory in Idaho with multi telescopes, two lakes for fishing or swimming, hiking trails, and great geology resulting from the worldwide Flood of yesteryear.

      Location: Southwestern Idaho, 18 miles southwest of Mountain Home, via Highways 51 and 78.

      Guest Speaker: Diego Rodriguez

      Diego is the founder of the 4th Day Alliance Creation Astronomy ministry – the largest creation astronomy ministry in the world with over 3,500 members in all 50 states and over 40 countries. The mission of the 4thDay Alliance is to use the science of astronomy for the glory of God. Diego teaches and presents astronomy while defending and upholding the authority and infallibility of the Word of God. He and his wife Lareina live in Boise with their five homeschooled children.

      Mr. Rodriguez will speak and share on “Astronomy in the Bible”. The Bible has many references to astronomy within its pages. You will learn about the Massaroth, Orion, Pleiades, Wandering Stars, the Bright and Morning Star, and a lot more.

      Activities: Activities of varied types will be scheduled from Friday (8/17/12) afternoon through Sunday (8/19/12) morning. Note that Mr. Rodriguez will be speaking in Ontario, Oregon on Friday evening, thus, not everyone will be onsite Friday and some families will be arriving on Saturday morning.

      Friday afternoon: Check-in, Camp set-up, games and geologic field excursion. Evening open for star gazing at the observatory.

      Saturday morning
      Check-in, Camp set-up for some, fishing, swimming, hiking, climbing sand dunes, lots more….

      About 1:00 PM Ice Breaker and geologic excursion
      4:00 PM – 6:00pm Tie-Dye activity, t-shirts, etc.
      9:00 PM – Meet at Eagle Cove Campground Picnic Shelter
      9:30 PM – Speaker Diego Rodriguez
      About 10:30 PM – midnight – star gazing at the observatory

      Sunday morning
      9:00 AM - Worship Service
      10:00 AM – Pack-up and leave campgrounds by 1:00pm

      Note: A more detailed schedule will be available upon arrival.

      The Geologic Excursion on Friday afternoon will involve finding fossils. You will need some necessary items for fossil hunting: small shovel or garden trowel, geology pick, gloves, and ziplock bags to keep your fossils.

      Associated with Bruneau Dunes State Park are two Lakes totaling about three hundred acres of water. If you have rubber boats, float tubes, etc. bring them along for water fun activities in the lakes.

      PLEASE NOTE: The Tie-Dye Activity previously announced has been canceled because of extenuating circumstances, so you do not need to bring cotton white T-shirts, rubber gloves, etc. In its place the planned activity will be searching for GEOCACH TREASURES at hidden locations. How will you find those hidden GEO-treasures? Bring your GPS and find out.

      Costs: Camping fees at Bruneau Dunes State Park are variable depending on type of campsite; that is, tent, trailer, RV, etc. A guidebook will be available for a suggested donation of $10.00.

      Details and layout of the Bruneau Dunes State Park can be viewed at:

      Note: Most participants will be staying at the Broken Wheel Campground.

      Reservation for Campsite: Call 1-888-922-6743 or online at ReserveAmerica.com or a direct link:

      The above link takes you to Idaho Dept. of Parks & Recreation/Bruneau Dunes State Park. On left side of page under 'find campsites' choose type of lodging. Loop would be 'Broken Wheel'. Go down to 'length of stay'. If you will be staying Friday & Saturday Nights August 17 & 18, enter 2. If just staying Saturday night, enter 1. Click on 'search campsites'. Beside the small map you will find an option bar and you will see 'campsite list' highlighted. On the left side of this option, you will see 'campground map', click on campground map. Next click on 'broken wheel'. This will bring up an enlarged map of the Broken Wheel campground. Group site 31 is where FIGI will be gathering for activities. Sites that are blue on the map are still available. Moving your curser to an available campsite will bring up a photo of the campsite. Clicking on the campsite will bring up all the details. Above 'site details', you will find the option to 'Book These Dates'.

      For questions please contact Brent H. Carter at (208) 375-9592 or at boisecarters@....


      August 15, 16, and 17: "How Big is God?" seminar will be presented by Diego Rodriguez in Emmett, Boise, and Ontario.

      August 17, 18, and 19: Field Adventure 'Rockin In The Stars' at Bruneau Dunes State Park located 18 miles SW of Mountain Home ID. It is the site of North America’s highest sand dune and has a wonderful collection of telescopes for viewing the heavens. Breath-taking astronomy and geology will be the focus of presentations and study. Astronomy and Geology at Bruneau Sand Dunes will be taught by Diego Rodriguez and Brent Carter.

      September 26, 27, and 28: "Planet of the Apes" presented by Chris Ashcraft

      October 24, 25, and 26: "Those Fantastic Dragonflies" presented by Steve Haley


      FIGI LogoFoundations In Genesis of Idaho/Oregon, also known as ‘FIGI’ (pronounced fig-ee), is a local science organization that hosts Adult and Children's science seminars and geological field adventures. By bringing in scientists who are experts in their fields, FIGI Seminars and Field Adventures offer fascinating information and cutting edge evidence which encourages critical thinking and an understanding of factual science which are key in what worldview (biblical or evolutionary) a person chooses.

      Here are some important verses from the Bible about creation:

      "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." from The Holy Bible, Genesis 1:1

      "For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible..." Colossians 1:16

      "For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them..." Exodus 20:11

      What does science tell us about the scriptures above? Did everything evolve millions of years ago from a big bang or are we living on a relatively young earth created by God?

      Please join us. Our seminars are lay people friendly and are offered at no charge. Our geological field adventures consist of local one day trips and camping expeditions and costs are minimal. Check out our website for a history of our past seminars and Field Adventures and for upcoming events.

      Boise Contact and Field Adventures: Brent Carter,
      Brent@... or (208) 375-9592
      Ontario contact and Children's Program: Kathy Harris,
      Kathy@... or (208) 642-9207

      To comment or ask questions, please e-mail:
      Our Post Office address is FIGI, Box 3933, Nampa, ID 83653

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