We are hard at work getting ready for our 2014 show,
and we hope you enjoy it!
Download this $1 off coupon. Click on the coupon to open the PDF file.
The Show Committee is now lining up volunteers to work on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the 2014 show. They have determined the various jobs that need to be filled during the three show days, and the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday time slots that need volunteers. To volunteer your time to help at the show, click on the Sign Up button below. Click here for instructions on using the online sign up.
Public, private, and homeshool
teachers can bring their groups FREE to our very popular TEKS-compliant Earth Science lesson taught as an age-appropriate scavenger hunt. It is held on the Friday of our Annual Show. See our K-12 Educator's Page for more information and for Registration forms.
Reserve a spot to earn Scout Geology Merit Badges on Saturday of our Annual Show!
Click here for general information about the show and for maps and directions to the show.
HGMS is sponsoring an Earth Science Art Competition which will be judged at the show.
Children from kindergarten to 12th grade are eligible to participate as long as they produce the art in a public or private school under the direction of an art teacher. Click here for full rules and guidelines.
HGMS Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show seeks to raise awareness of
Earth Science Education activities in the Houston area and of the
importance of Earth Science Education in general.
objectives include promoting community awareness of HGMS' year-round
activities such as field trips, lapidary and fossil cleaning workshops,
educational classes, social dinners, auctions, meetings of the
Lapidary, Faceting, Mineral and Fossil special interest groups, and
other facilities and events that are available to our membership
The show also increases club membership, thereby adding to our pool of
knowledge and experience, and funds the club's
year-round nonprofit activities.
Club exhibits during the Show seek to fulfill these objectives by teaching and demonstrating the lapidary and faceting arts and by providing...full text
Over 50 Case Exhibits covering
every aspect of the hobby. Some are special exhibits that tour various
gem and mineral shows.
We have a number of very interesting and educational Special Exhibits lined up for this year. On exhibit are Terry Proctor’s dinosaur tracks and hadrosaur bone. Wildlife is depicted on stone and petrified wood by Artwork N Nature. Enjoy kid’s activities with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the ever-popular Dino Dig. And don't forget the Mineral Section's Fluorescent Mineral Display. Stop by each exhibit for an experience you are sure to remember.
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