Geologic Times Corporation
Geologic Times corporation,
Dba GTC rock shop & mobile mining experience

Fun & Educational programs and activities page

These programs are sure to be a "rocking" good time for all, that is "crystal" clear to us! But of "quartz " it is...
Geologic Times corporation,
Dba GTC rock shop & mobile mining experience

Fun & Educational programs and activities

Why not consider one of the many unique, fun, and educational programs and activities we offer for schools, youth groups, summer camps, birthday parties, company or community picnics, fundraisers, recreation centers, zoos, festivals, fairs,  etc... These programs are sure to be a "rocking" good time for all, that is "crystal" clear! But of "quartz " it is...

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GTC Fun & Educational programs and activities

Basic geology and
geode cracking programs

Far and away our most popular educational program for schools. It is also currently the most utilized program for STEM and now STEAM program efforts and has been approved by the state of Maryland as a recognized STEM program for state grants.

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GTC Fun & Educational programs and activities

Dinosaurs in our Backyards and Beyond program

Program will introduce students to paleontology and fossilization by engaging them with hands on activities and interactive lectures designed to give them a glimpse of the wide array of dinosaurs and extinct marine life that can be found in the sedimentary rock of Maryland and beyond

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Gem & fossil mining programs

Nothing beats the pure joy of hands-on discovery! Experience the fun and excitement of mining for real gemstones, minerals, fossils, and other treasures.   Great program for summer camps, youth groups, and more!

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GTC Fun & Educational programs and activities

Fossilization and fossil mining program

This program will introduce students to fossilization theory along the with hands on activity of mining for real fossils

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GTC Fun & Educational programs and activities

Minerals in Your Daily Lives Program

A study of the minerals that make up everything we have and affect everything we do, i.e. the dishes we use to eat with, the homes we live in, our electronic devices. Designed to give an appreciation and understanding of how important minerals are to our daily lives


GTC Fun & Educational programs and activities

"DIY" geology & paleontology ( and more!) educational program kits

That is right, we are creating a series of "DIY" geology & paleontology related educational program kits and supplies


Proudly providing fun & educational geosciences related programs and experiences "in-person" within portions of Maryland, Virginia, & Pennsylvania and nearly everywhere in D.I.Y. kit form

More Fun & Educational programs and activities
we are creating and will be running soon :


Mineral Identification Methods:

A fun and engaging workshop designed to teach participants the principals of mineral identification and provide an overview of mineral properties including hardness, luster, transparency, crystal form, cleavage and fracture.


Starting a rock & mineral collection:

Program will review ways collectors label, store, and display their collections

Plate Tectonics Program:

A study of plate tectonics, including the structure of the earth, the advances in science that led to the theory of plate tectonics, the different ways in which the plates move and the resulting effects.


Fluorescent Minerals Program:

A program on fluorescent & phosphorescent minerals with demonstrations that are sure to amaze you!


Space rocks! Meteors and Meteorites :

Learn all about these mysterious rocks and minerals that originate from places other than this planet.

Guest lecturers & programs :

We also plan to invite special guests to inspire us with their unique knowledge and expertise on a wide range of the sciences and so forth.