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by Web Master last modified Oct 25, 2015 10:52 PM
The mission of the Junior Rockhounds of Central New York is to foster friendships and a love of learning about geology, minerals, and fossils.

The mission of our Jr Rockhounds group is to foster friendships and a love of learning about geology, minerals, and fossils.To that end, GMSS is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies' Future Rockhounds of America program. One of the program's highlights is the AFMS/FRA Merit Badge Program, which promotes rewards-based education in Earth Science and "rockhound skill" development. When all 20 merit badges have been completed, a child will be listed on the AFMS/FRA Rock Stars page along with other "Rock Stars" from around the country.

Typical meetings of the GMSS group will consist of three parts: Introductions/icebreakers/membership activity; Brief lesson about the month’s badge requirements; and interactive learning stations with fun, engaging activities designed to fulfill the badge requirements. Activities are appropriate for school-aged children.

Members who cannot attend may request instructions for activities necessary to complete the monthly badge, which can be submitted to the club leaders at a subsequent meeting.

The group typically meets on the third Saturday of each month, except July and December.

If you have questions about Junior Rockhounds, you may contact the team at KidsRock.

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Upcoming Events
Feb 18 Bead Society Meeting Feb 18, 2018 01:30 PM - 05:00 PM — GMSS Clubhouse - 209 Oswego ST
Feb 19 Monthly Meeting Future Rockhounds 6:30 - General Group 7:30 Feb 19, 2018 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Clubhouse - Liverpool
Feb 27 GemWorld Planning Meeting Feb 27, 2018 07:00 PM - 08:50 PM — Gem Diner
March 24 BUS TRIP to Buffalo Geological Society Show Mar 24, 2018 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
July 14 & 15 Gemworld 2018 Jul 14, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018 — SRC Arena
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