For Kids

Glass Fishies from a Field Trip, Image credit: Lori Carter

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The SFMS is a federation within the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS). The AFMS has a website just for kids (and parents)!

Many SFMS clubs participate in these programs.

Click below to have a look at the juniors programs that the AFMS offers.

AFMS Future Rockhounds of America (FRA)

There are several programs within the FRA including the Badge Program and the Rock Pals rock exchange.

This a wonderfully fun and educational opportunity for SFMS juniors!

Click here for more information about the FRA

AFMS Junior Awards and Contests!

Click here for more details

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Glass Fishies from a Field Trip

A local glass studio invited club members to visit for a field trip. One member who had taken classes there before was also invited to make a fish! The fish on the left is what the teacher made as field trip attendees watched. The club member followed along and made the fish on the right. Though she made a few mistakes, the club member was thrilled to work with glass and still rather pleased with her fish.

Image Credit: Lori Carter