A Gem of a Group Program at Herkimer Diamond Mines
Lifelong Learning

A Gem of a Group Program at Herkimer Diamond Mines

Rocks and youthful energy make for an explosive mix, and the yellow shirt crew at Herkimer Diamond Mines goes all out to make the group programs a fun and educational experience for children. There are several outings scheduled throughout the year that are tailored to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or homeschoolers. With two young friends…

Ultimate Guide to Rockhounding in New York!
Outdoor Education | Lifelong Learning

Ultimate Guide to Rockhounding in New York!

Little kids love to collect rocks, even if it’s just a piece of gravel. Even older kids get a kick out of working the gemstone mining station found at Howe Caverns, High Falls Gorge,?and other rockhounding sites. Why not capitalize on that intrinsic curiosity of nature to introduce children to geology while scoring some nifty…