Join the New England Mineral Association at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray on Saturday, July 15th, from 11am-2pm to learn all about Maine’s tremendous variety of rocks and minerals. Association members will have several cases of minerals and gemstones found from different localities in Maine on display.
In addition, there will be several hands-on education stations set up to help you and your kids learn about the interesting minerals that are found in the state -- along with knowledgeable people to help answer questions and help get you started in this rewarding hobby. www.nemineraleducation.org
Some of the activities you’ll be able to try include:
• Learn how to Pan for Gold
• Sluice for Minerals
• Identify Minerals
• Displays of Minerals and Gems
• Talk with miners, gem cutters, collectors & scientists
• Travel around the Rock Cycle
• Learn about Fossils
• Learn about the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
• Learn how to participate in the Mineral and Gem Poster Contest
New England is rich in mineral and gem resources. What better way to learn about Earth Science and New England's special gems and minerals than to spend a day designed especially for hands-on learning this July 15th at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.