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.
No meeting in March, It is our 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 .
Our next meeting is on
April 14, 2018 at 6:15 PM
At the adult meeting they are having Chris Clemens, President of the Midwest Chapter of the Fluorescent Mineral Society speak. If you can stay for the adult meeting, you will get credit towards the Fluorescent Minerals badge!
You can expect a glowing presentation! Chris will explain the phenomenon of fluorescence, including its cause and why some rocks glow under ultraviolet (UV) light. He will show examples of beautiful fluorescent minerals from around the world, the US and notable locations in the Midwest. Chris will bring a couple of UV lamps with him and briefly discuss new innovations in the UV field lamp technology and resources available to the fluorescent mineral collector. Everyone is invited to bring rocks to the meeting if they’d like and Chris will check them for fluorescence.
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 2017-2018 membership year:
October 14, 2017
November 11, 2017
December 9, 2017
January 13, 2018
February 10, 2018
March 10, 2018 – No meeting, this is the night of the Silent Auction!
April 14, 2018
May 12, 2018
June 9, 2018
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 .
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.
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...