Patrick Nurre

Lesson Designer

Patrick Nurre, speaker and author, was in the second grade when he made his first big find–a large dinosaur bone in the alley behind his house! That was the beginning of a love for geology. Raised in beautiful Montana, he spent many days rockhounding near the Big Horn River. This early interest led him to a lifelong study of the world of geology. Patrick was trained in secular geology, but after becoming a Christian, he began to seriously reevaluate his previous evolutionary beliefs, and became, instead, a young-earth creationist.

Today, Patrick conducts geology classes (for Preschool–Grade 12) and seminars in Washington state, and speaks at numerous home school and church conventions on geology and our young earth. He also leads a variety of geology field trips every year, including Yellowstone Park, where he helps families discover the Biblical geology of the park. Patrick is the vision behind Northwest Treasures, a 501(c)3 corporation, devoted to creating excellent geology kits, curricula, classes, and tours/field trips for all ages.

Patrick and his wife, Vicki, have three wonderful children and four grandchildren, and live in Wapato, Washington.

Here are more facts about Patrick:

  • Wrote seventeen books on geology for kids
  • Participates in the IAC (International Association of Creation) Professional Development Program
  • Was a pastor for over forty years
  • Offers more information about Northwest Treasures at note: External links may be automatically included within third party websites; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by nor by the lesson designer of any products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. Parents may wish to preview all links because third-party websites include ads that may change over time.

Courses by Patrick

Dinosaurs and the Bible is a sixteen-week course presented from a Creationist worldview. It will try to solve some of the mysteries surrounding dinosaurs and dispel some of the myths. What do believers in the Bible do with dinosaur fossils? Those who believe in the Bible have been ridiculed and misunderstood for over 250 years. This class will attempt to set the record straight.

Geology: Patrick Nurre, owner of Northwest Treasures and a popular conference speaker, is offering audio/video slideshows and weekly worksheets to help you discover the amazing world that God has created. Unit 1 covering Rocks and Minerals offers sixteen weekly lessons explaining how to identify various types of rocks, the roles each type of rock plays in our world, and how geology points to a Creator. Unit 2 covering the Geology of Our National Parks offers sixteen weekly lessons. From glaciers to volcanoes, explore the vast wealth of geology found in the United States National Park System.