Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society

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Our Junior Rockhounds are meeting with the regular club meeting, the second Friday each month at 6:30pm.

Even though we are off and running, the junior program still needs permanent leaders with the imagination and energy to match our youth.

You can email thelapidaryclub@gmail.com or see John Gaston or Allison Reaves  at the next club meeting if you want to show your  support.

 

 


Meet Our Junior Rockhounds


A great attendance at the club meeting  Friday.

They began their meeting at 5:30pm that included a Zoom connection for anyone unable to physically attend this meeting.

John Gaston gave an introduction to how to identify various rocks, gems and minerals. John had brought about a hundred specimens for a hands on learning experience.





The Junior Rockhound program is designed to encourage our youth to get outside and play in the dirt!!

All children ages 3 and up are welcome to join the Junior Rockhounds as long as their parent or guardian is a Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society member in good standing. There is no extra fee beyond your annual family membership to become a Junior Rockhound. Simply register your child.

During their journey they will learn earth sciences, fossils, rocks, gems, lapidary, jewelry making and much more. Along the way they will earn 20 merit badges and graduate from Jr Rockhound to Rockhound. Plus badges for extracurricular activities such as helping at our festivals, workshops, etc.

The Junior Rockhounds meet at our regular Lapidary Club monthly meeting, the second Friday of each month.

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email thelapidaryclub@gmail.com and request more information


 LEADERS are needed. Please consider becoming a leader for the group. You do not have to be a rockhound to become a leader, just have a genuine desire to help encourage the youth along their journey in rockhounding.


AMFED Juniors Newsletter

American Federation of Mineralogical Society (AFMS)   

 

AFMS Future Rockhounds of America (FRA)

https://www.juniors.amfed.org/fra-badge-program