Hi! Welcome to our website. Please excuse our mess as we chip away at this site. We just couldn't wait to get it up.
The Geo Juniors are the kids' group from the Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society. The goal of this group is to learn about the earth sciences and the various aspects of geology, paleontology, paleobotany, mineralogy and the lapidary arts, as well as to collect minerals, fossil specimens, and cutting material. We ARE the future rockhounds!
How are we going to do this? Through the AFMS Future Rockhounds of America (FRA) badge program. CRMS is a sponsors this program, which promotes the growth of our hobby for future generations. The program is a series of guided activities modeled after the Boy and Girl Scouts Merit Badge systems. All CRMS junior members up to age 18 are eligible. As part of the CRMS program, we are requested to display the labors of our badge work through completed projects, pictures, or a written paper by participating in Show and Tell.
Our next meeting is on
September 10, 2016 at 6:15 PM
Meetings are from 6:15pm - 7:15pm at St. Peters Church in Skokie, IL. For more information about our meetings & location, click here.
Other Meeting dates for 2016-2017 membership year:
October 8, 2016
November 12, 2016
December 10, 2016
January 14, 2017
February 11, 2017
April 15, 2017
May 13, 2017
June 10, 2017
The club does not meet in March, July or August. March is the month for the annual CRMS Silent Auction. All Geo Juniors are welcome to attend and bid on specimens for auction. It is a great way to start building your own rock, mineral and fossil collections. For more information on the auction, visit the Auction page at http://www.chicagorocks.org/auction.htm .