Gem and Mineral Show Set For October 17 and 18

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Fossils, shells, and minerals, oh my! More than 10,000 items will be on display at the annual Fossil, Gem, and Mineral Show hosted by Prairie State College (PSC) and the South Suburban Earth Science Club (SSESC). The show will be held on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in PSC’s Prairie Center gym located at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.

The annual show is an excellent opportunity for gem and fossil enthusiasts to meet the experts, get a close look at the latest finds, learn about the geological history of the area, and purchase rare gems and fossils, as well as jewelry. The show is free and family-friendly.

Family-friendly activities include science demonstrations and an opportunity for scouts to earn their geology merit badge. Throughout the show, NASA Ambassador Joel Knapper will host special presentations about the Phoenix Mars Landing and the Hubble Telescope.

“The show is wonderful way to spend the afternoon with the family,” said Lee Anne Burrough, associate professor of earth science at PSC. “You can learn about science and shop for unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else.”

For more information, contact Burrough at (708) 709-3500 or [email protected] or Jan Podbielski, of the SSESC, at[email protected] or (708) 258-3791.