Junior Rockhounds

Included with your family membership, the program introduces kids to the many facets of earth’s geology and composition with science and fun, and hands on projects. Occasionally there will be Field Trips designed especially for the Kids. The Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society's Junior Rockhound program is suitable for ages 8 and up, but parental attendance is required. The CCGMS Junior Rockhounds meet at 10:00 am the first Saturday of every month (usually) at the Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society Clubhouse.  Oh...and be sure to visit the Juniors fence line rock pile (or donate some yourself)!

Check this space each month for the coming events.  You can also find brief info on the club calendar.  And, of course, the monthly newsletter will also provide the latest news on the upcoming program.

September Junior Rockhounds Activity

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the September meeting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8th.  This month's trip will provide the kids the opportunity to pan for GOLD!!  We have been invited on a trip with the Allatoona Gold Panners.

The trip details will be published in the upcoming newsletter.  If you have questions, please send them to our email address:  info@ccgms.org

October Junior Rockhounds Program

The topic for the October session will be Plate Tectonics!  For those who don't know, this is the geologic action of large sections of the Earth's surface moving across the surface of the globe.  This is the primary cause of earthquakes, volcanoes, mountain building and continental movement. We are going to be learning about the tectonic plates that are moving under the continents and ocean floors and how they are drifting apart even now. Erica Demerrit will be presenting this very exciting topic!!

In Other Junior Rockhound News:

We would like to do a display at the show this year about the kids program and would appreciate it if you would bring in some of your projects we have made this year to share with the show visitors. The Annual CCGMS Gem and Mineral Show will be held, as usual, at the Cobb County Civic Center. The show will be Nov 16, 17,18.  But we need your items prior to the 15th so we can set up the display. Your items will be returned to you at the Dec meeting. 

The Grab Bag Stuffing Party is October 13, from 1 to 5 at the clubhouse .  Please join us and help get ready for the show.  Also we will have sign up sheets for the show available for you to volunteer. 

We had a great time Panning for gold last month and we actually found some!! Hooray! 


Field trips

Most of the field trips that are set up by CCGMS or one of our affiliates is accessable to the Junior Rockhounds, pending parental permission. These trips include fossil hunting, prospecting, and much more!



Junior Rockhounds have access to the classes specially curated for them. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the materials and make beautiful works of art.


Workshop Access

One of the most fun parts of being a member of CCGMS is access to the workshop. This benefit is extended to all members, including the Junior Rockhounds. 

Please note, that one must complete the safety classes before being permitted to use the workshop.