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
December 8, 2018 at 6:15 PM
We will be opening the “Trading Post” at this meeting. All those beads you have earned will finally be exchanged for a wide variety of specimens. We will also be making crystal structures of various minerals.
It is that time of year to bring your appetite and a dish to pass for our Holiday Pot Luck Extravaganza! Feel free to stay a little later to enjoy the food.
The adults’ speaker for the evening is our very own, Ben Chorn. If you missed this summer’s trip to Colorado, Ben will tell us about the field trip to the Dorris family’s topaz, amazonite and smoky quartz claims and other points of interest in Colorado.
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 2018-2019 membership year:
September 8, 2018
October 13, 2018
November 10, 2018
December 8, 2018
January 12, 2019
February 9, 2019
March 9, 2019 – No meeting, this is the night of the Silent Auction!
April 13, 2019
May 11, 2019
June 8, 2019
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...