Future Rockhounds of America Meeting

The next meeting is May 26th, 6:00p:  We’ll be working on badge #2 which is about minerals around the house.  The Class Assignment is to list all the things you see that are made from minerals or rocks in your home.  You may be surprised at how many you can find!

Hello Future Rockhounds!
The Future Rockhounds (previously Pebble Pups) is a program for youngsters to learn more about the world around us, concentrating on rocks, minerals, fossils, and geology.  We offer field trips, most recently to the Minkin Fossil Tracksite at Jasper, AL, and more trips are in the works.  Interested Future Rockhounds (children and grands of members, ages 8 to 18 years old) are welcome to come join us to investigate and discover rocks, minerals, gems and fossils.

More information about the Future Rockhounds of America program can be found at AFMS Juniors – FRA Badge Program (amfed.org).

Splitting ancient shales hunting 330-million-year-old reptile footprints, tree parts, roots, and ferns at the Steven Minkin Paleozoic Tracksite near Jasper, AL.  The Alabama Paleontological Society hosted this event for the Future Rockhounds group, and we are grateful to Prescott Atkinson and Ashley Allen for making it possible.  We didn’t find a lot of tracks, but we broke a lot of rocks under a cool dry sun.  Great trip!

Our next field trip will be to Russell Cave National Monument May 28th.  We will discover the cave history and explore how local rocks and minerals like clay and flint were used, and try our hand at making tools, too.  GPS 34.9795132,-85.8101544 or 34deg 58’ 45.28”, 85deg 48’ 36.49”

We can’t wait to see you at the next meeting!  Bring your friends!
Your Rockhound Leadership Team

Karen Allen, KarensMail@hsvAL.com
Mike Harrison, campcraft.mike@gmail.com
Dee Morton, deemorton@hotmail.com

All Future Rockhounds of America meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Rocket City Jewelers room in the Huntsville Gem and Mineral Education Center, 7901 Bailey Cove Road SE, Huntsville.  Please enter the South parking lot from Bailey Cove Road SE and enter the building through the double glass doors.