Our Junior Rockhound/Pebble pup Meetings start at 6pm on the same evening as our main monthly Educational Meetings!
Note: In 2024, the SMS Educational Meetings will move from being held on the
second Thursdays of each month to the FIRST Thursdays of the month.
We hope to get more children involved in the earth sciences and rockhounding and geological-minded pursuits, and so we encourage all children to get involved in this amazing hobby.
There will be some kind of an activity that they will be able to do – usually something that will allow them to get closer to earning another “Rock Stars of America” badge and always something that is fun!
After their activity, they have a little potluck of their own (as waiting through the presentation for the Main Meeting can be tough for our littles) so feel free to bring snacks or beverages to share for the Kids Potluck!
ALL children MUST be occupied by an adult who will be actively monitoring them.
Future Roundhounds of America (FRA) Program
As mentioned above, as of June 2018 we also have a fun badge program to help engage children in this wonderful hobby!
As mentioned on the AFMS website, The Badge Program is one of many American Federation of Mineralogical Society (AFMS) Future Roundhounds of America (FRA) programs designed for club to use in working with youth. The program is designed to reward youth with a series of badges, patches, and a completion pin. For each badge, there are easy to use activity guides.
The address for the Sacramento County Cooperative Building is:
4145 Branch Center Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95827
(interactive map shown at bottom of page)
After the Kids Meeting – the Educational Meeting begins at 7pm! Kids are MORE than welcome to stay for that meeting as well.