Hello Lemont Friends,

This event is happening before our Newsletter for spring comes out, so I agreed that our member, Bob Altamura could send this message to all of you.  This is a fun event for all ages.   

Nittany Mineralogical Society’s 2023 Minerals Junior Education Day is set for Saturday, March 25, at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology at Pleasant Gap.

This event is intended for students in grades 1-8, accompanied by their parents.

Kids get an empty egg carton when they check in, then go to a series of stations, each concerning a different aspect of mineral properties, rocks, fossils, etc. They learn about the topic from a demonstration or discussion, and receive a properly labeled specimen or educational item related to the topic, so they gather a whole collection to take home in their egg carton. There is also a sales table with kid-friendly prices.

Registration for kids to attend will open in mid-March; the fee is $6.00 per child (parents come along for free and keep things under control).

More news will be on the NMS web site <>.