Youth Activities
Regardless of age, the Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society is active in teaching and supporting the lapidary arts at all levels. Most activities of the society allow for participation of all age groups and especially to those young at heart.

At each monthly meeting, the youth group can attend the business part of the club's meeting; however, most decide to participate in a separate youth activity. Everyone is encouraged to participate in "show and tell" and at the end of the meeting, door prizes are given out.
The youth group is allowed to participate in writing articles for the bulletin, exhibiting at the fair and the JGMS show, and collecting on field trips with adult supervision.

March 28, 2009 is JGMS Youth Workshop Day
Be sure to sign your child up for the Junior of the Year Award.   Application
See photos from the Youth Workshop Day on April 19th, 2008.
See photos of Youth Day 2009 and read Sara Hamilton's Youth Day Story.

Past monthly activities have been:
November- We used 18 gauge copper wire to make a wire wrap heart pin.
October- We used glass stones to paint Halloween pumpkin pins.
September- Alice Gundluch taught a spiral weave with pony beads.

Web Links Web Description
Mineral Matters Grow your own crystals, mine games, build a collection, etc.
American Mineralogical Societies Pebble Pup links.
Geo Mysteries Follow Rex the Dino Detective as he solves 3 mysteries.
Rockhound Kids Site run by kids for kids.
Rocks and Minerals Collecting, safety and rock cycle information
Rocks for Kids Identification, formation, experiments and usage of rocks.
Kids Geo Zone LInks to a wealth of knowledge.
MSHA State mineral resources.