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.
Who’s up for some Bingo?!? Diamond Dan Publications has given us the permission to use their Mineral Bingo game online so we can play Virtual Bingo. Pieces will be picked daily & posted to the website. Winning Geo Juniors will get 3 beads to spend at the Trading post!
We don’t want to leave anyone out so even if you are not a Geo Junior feel free to join in the game.
For more information, rules…Visit the Virtual Bingo page.
Field Trip Badge
Our Field Trip badge is still on! We are going on a Virtual Field trip. Not sure where yet but there are a bizillion of them online. I can also open this up for the Seniors. For more information: Visit the Meeting Notes page. (Do give me a couple of days to get the info up here.)
Our next meeting is on
May 9, 2020 at 6:15 PM
There is no meeting in March, that is the night of the Silent Auction. All are welcome to attend & kids are allowed to bid. This is a good time to expand those collections some more. For more information on the auction, visit the Auction page at http://www.chicagorocks.org/auction.htm .
Meetings are from 6:15pm – 7:15pm on the second Saturday of the month at St. Peters Church in Skokie, IL. For more information about our meetings & location, click here.
Meeting dates for 2019-2020 membership year:
September 14, 2019
October 12, 2019
November 9, 2019
December 14, 2019
January 11, 2020
February 8, 2020
March 14, 2020 – No meeting, this is the night of the Silent Auction!
April 18, 2020 — Meeting Cancelled
May 9, 2020
June 13, 2020
No meeting in March, It is our silent auction However, feel free to come & add to your collections. Even the kids can bid.
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 .
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This is also the place to track your stones.
If you are working on the badge program a visit to our Pinterest page is a MUST! Boards have been arranged by badge making it easy to find information and projects.
The Trading Post
More information on the Trading Post & earning beads can be found here.
Did you miss our last meeting? Do you need the links we talked about at the last meeting? Here is the page you are looking for...