We’re the Schist, Don’t Take Us for Granite

Over the past few days we have hiked, viewed Tucson from a new perspective, looked at rocks, looked at more rocks, and looked at even more rocks. One overzealous group member, known for his crisp, blow dried pants, REALLLLLLY enjoyed using the hydrochloric acid on the limestone, and watching the resulting CO2 bubbles fizz. We collected our own samples, boiled some rocks and did a lot of chemistry, hiked and almost lost a member or two, but loved living life on the edge. The trip was insightful, knowledgeable, and we learned a lot while still having fun. In short, IT WAS LIT!!!!!!!!! PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS PITTS!!

We were continually entertained by the musical stylings of one group member, and his closing Sky School song is below for your enjoyment!

V1

50 rock was fun to be-gin,

And now I’m back here to do it a-gain,

On day one it was time to see-e,

What this year’s trip had in store for me-e,

I gotta new crew and we don’t give a schist,

Don’t take us for granite we da best there is, we

Rock, and we are on a roll,

We gonna study some rocks since we’re a geo patrol,

Vic and Victor Cara Marlon

Ariana Rodrigo,

And don’t forget me and Shelby,

Now time to put on a show.

C

Cause we don’t give a schist,

Don’t take us for granite,

We gonna rock this study,

We’re gonna fricken grand slammed it,

We’re independent researchers,

Workin as a team,

This is the story of Ryan and the schist,

Sky school 2016.

V 2

Day two came around a-and so,

It became time to gear up and go,

We sat on a cliff with a bril-i-ant view,

And made a hy-pothe-sis fresh and new,

We gathered some samples of rocks and minerals,

We tried to keep’em pure to avoid var-ia-bles,

Got granite limestone Micah schist quartz and feldspar,

And a nice piece of gneiss,

Had to hike pre-tty far,

And while granite that night was pretty rough,

I’m a scientist and that makes me tough.

C

Cause we don’t give a schist,

Don’t take us for granite,

We gonna rock this study,

We’re gonna fricken grand slam it,

We’re independent researchers,

Workin as a team,

This is the story Ryan and the schist,

Sky school 2016.

V 3

This morning marked the start of day 3,

We boiled our samples in order to see,

The heat ca-pa-ci-ty of each one,

Then we finished the project,

Had a lot of fu-un,

This trip fricken rocked,

It was such a blast,

But our time up here at sky school’s

Slippin way too fast,

Tomorrow morning we gotta pack up and go,

So I guess its time to finish up this show

B

We don’t give a schist,

Don’t take us for granite,

Don’t try to mess with us,

Cause I wont stand for it,

We’re independent researchers and we are a team,

and we’re all geological machines,

cause we light up the scene,

Cause we don’t give a schist,

Don’t take us for granite,

We rocked this study,

We fricken grand slammed it,

We’re independent researchers,

And we are a team,

This is the story Ryan Stagg and the schist,

Sky school 2016.