These Two Are Not Your Average Science Teachers...

December 11, 2016

Fran and Wes Cummins have dedicated their lives to educating students in the study of Science.  From teaching in classrooms to working in the field to find fossils, gemstones, and.....POOP? 

 

The name "Two Teachers Digging Science" is more than just the name of a business created by this dynamic duo, it's their passion laid out in front for you to see and WEAR.  

 

So what are these (photos above)?  Dung, Dino Poop, Droppings... all these names are correct but Wes has named them ENDANGERED FECES!  The scientific name for them are Caprolite.  Wes informed me that the "dino poop" is created by minerals getting into the poop and millions of years later it looks like a gemstone when you cut into them.  At first glance, I was a little taken back... but as I stood back and watched people purchase the pendants, I needed to know why.  I asked a customer about his most recent purchase of ENDANGERED FECES! 

 

Elev8 Hawaii (EH):  So what made you purchase that pendant?

 

Franklin: "It's cool.  You can find stones all over the place but this pendant is unusual and when people find out what it is I'm sure it'll raise some eye brows. 

 

A pendant with a story is always more interesting than one with just a price tag on it! 

 

Take a look at what else they had out...

 

 

 

These gorgeous pieces of jewelry range from gemstones to ammonites (they look like snails), dinosaur bone fossils and colorful druzy stones.  Fran does an incredible job with her wiring in both gold and silver.

 

After hanging out and speaking to Fran and Wes, I discovered that they DO NOT have a FACEBOOK account, No INSTAGRAM and No WEBSITE.  They set up at a few craft fairs throughout the year and the best way to contact them is via email or on their phone (all which I shall provide at the end). 

 

On a personal note, I ADORE Fran and Wes.  They are truly taking their passions to another level.  After a long career of teaching students in a classroom, they are STILL teaching people through their savvy, creative and unique pieces of jewelry! 

 

If you are interested in finding out where they will be next or if you have a particular gemstone or fossil you're interested in, please contact Fran or Wes at (808) 942-2738 or fossilguy@hawaii.rr.com .


 

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