Rocks 4 Kids

Rocks4Kids cancelled for 2021!

We hope to see you in 2022!

Rocks4Kids Jr Education Day

Do you like fossils, minerals, crystals, and unusual rocks? At this event, students in grades 1-8 go to a series of stations where they collect rock specimens and learn about a variety of topics, including:

  • Pennsylvania minerals and rocks,
  • Fossils
  • Optical properties of Minerals
  • Cleavage of crystals
  • Fluorescence (glow in the dark)
  • Cabochon making
  • Sales table for children with affordable prices

And more! There will be demonstrations, games and interesting facts about rocks and minerals. Students will receive a properly labeled specimen at each station and an egg carton for their new collection. Everyone goes at their own pace to each station in the order they choose.

Participation is limited to a first come first served basis so please sign up early!  Advanced payment of $5.00 for each child will guarantee your reserved spot for the special event.  Registration is limited so that we may be sure of having enough specimens for all of the students.

Rocks4Kids Day is fun and rewarding for students in grades 1-8 and their parents. Only the student pays to register. They will learn about minerals, crystals, and fossils at a series of stations and the student will receive samples to begin their own rock collection. It will take about two hours to complete the stations. Sign up for your preferred start time so that we can spread the crowd out through the day.

How to Register:

Please complete the Rocks4Kids sign-up form and either submit by email (preferred) or print the form and mail it to: CPRMC, P.O. Box 6271, Harrisburg, PA 17112. The PDF sign-up form will have a button to chose to “Submit by Email” which will automatically compose an email with the form information. Finalize your reservation by pre-paying $5 per child through PayPal or by mailing a check/money order to the above address.

Click Here for Sign-Up Form


If you having trouble with the above PDF, CLICK HERE for a non-form version you can print and complete.

Location: Linglestown Life United Methodist Church, 1430 North Mountain Road,Linglestown, PA. (From I-81 go north on Mountain Rd. At the traffic round-about continue north on Mountain Rd. It ends in the church parking lot.

Sponsors and Volunteers:

A big thank you to the following for their generosity!!

  • The numerous behind the scenes CPRMC members who helped put this together!

March 7, 2020