The Creation Science Association for Mid-America
Volume 30: (1)
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in men" Psalm 118:8
Coming Events: 2013
Several Creation Safaris are returning again this year. This year we will not be having the usual spring safari to Ha-Ha-Tonka. Watch for it in the fall. We will not be having the Camp Genesis safari, because we are bringing back the Greater Kansas City Fossil Hunt and will revisit the safari to the Safari Zoological Park in Caney, KS (see below for more details.) We are modifying our first safari to SE KS for a return visit to Joplin mineral museum. A new safari last year, a photo safari to learn how to appreciate and photograph God’s wonderful creation, was successful, so we will try it again.
South East Kansas Fossils and Mineral Safari
A day trip to Galena KS for a mineral hunt and fossil hunting on the way, along with discussions of coal and fossil formation. We will end up at the Joplin Mineral and mining museum.
May 25 - 27
Western Kansas Safari
A three day Memorial Weekend Trip that starts at the grand canyon of KS in Manhattan KS, then to central KS to fence post rock country for a visit to an ash fall site and clam fossils. The next two days we explore the Niobrara chalk country for clams, sharks teeth, fish fossils and maybe a mosasuar. The chalk monuments are also very pretty and make some stunning photos.
Bring your digital camera and learn how to take better photos. We will also present on how to appreciate God’s wonderful creation so you can use the photos you get to tell others.
A Float Trip Down the North Fork
of the Black River
A beautiful river that will provide family fun, fishing and fellowship. By getting there on Thursday and floating on Friday we miss most of the noisy groups, which makes for better fishing.
Kansas University Natural History Museum Safari
This very popular safari is back; last year we did it three different times. Again we will go into evolutions cathedral to unmask its misleading displays to show that the same evidence better supports creation. We also fossil hunt on the way there, so that you can have some evidence of your own.
Rock Bridge / Connor’s Cave Safari
A day trip Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for a walk though karst topography. We see many karst features such as a rock bridge, a spring, sink holes, a cave window and we will explore the unlit and wild Connor’s cave. It is not very long but you get far enough in to get past the twilight zone.
Greater KC Fossil Hunt
We visit many of Kansas City’s fossil sites and bring home lots of fossils and a respect for the Biblical flood.
Aug. 31 - Sept. 3
South East MO Safari
Over Labor Day weekend – three days of exploring Missouri’s volcanic past. We swim and play in chutes carved into volcanic ash rock at Johnson’s shut-ins, explore a huge granite pluton with strange and fanciful boulders at Elephant Rocks State Park, climb up a mountain to see the Devils Post Pile, visit an old silver mine for mineral samples, camp and have discussions and fellowship.
Safari Zoological Park Caney KS
There are zoos that are closer, but you have to deal with the crowds and the animals are difficult to see. This zoological park may have a limited selection but you get a guided tour and the animals come up close so you can see them. Lions, tigers and bears oh my, plus leopards, baboons, lemurs, macaques, alligator and more. Our tour will be with a creation perspective of the awesome diversity of God’s creation. We will also try to throw in some fossil and maybe some mineral hunting while on the way down.
October 18 - 19
Ha Ha Tonka Safari
Some will want to camp out or stay in a motel over Friday night and visit the DinoSpace Center there Saturday morning. See http://dinospaceadventure.com/ Saturday afternoon We visit the Karst (caves, sink holes, rock bridges) topography of Ha Ha Tonka State Park around Camdenton MO and later Jacob’s Cave.
KATY Bike Trail Safari
Come ride along with us on the KATY bike trail. It’s on an old railway grade between the bluffs and the Missouri river, so it is suitable for the whole family. You can bring your own bikes or rent them at the trail head.
Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge Safari
Depending on the weather, we’ll see 400,000 snow geese and 124 bald eagles along with ducks, herons and trumpeter swans. A bird lovers paradise, although it can get quite cold, it is well worth bundling up for. We fossil hunt on the way and discuss the ice age loess soil. We also discuss migration patterns and the dinosaur-to-bird evolution story.
Surely you can find a safari to your interest, so escape to reality with us and learn more about God’s wonderful creation.
Check out the CSA photo albums of previous safaris on our web page and Facebook.
The safari detail booklet will be posted soon on our website with further details.
Local and National Conferences
CSA Monthly Meeting
Tuesday February 5th, 2013
The February meeting will feature a DVD from Moody Science Films entitled:
“Seeds- The Journey of Life”
This is the first issue of the New CSAMA NEWSLETTER. Before going any further, lets take a look at an old article that was published by CSA back in 1993. (Vol 10: (1) Jan/Feb 1993) This was written by Tom Willis:
"CSA 1993" - Our 10th Year
I am impressed with the forethought that went into the past thirty years of this ministry. We owe Tom and Penny Willis our deepest gratitude for the leadership that has brought CSAMA through:
Let us resolve to follow in their footsteps.
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