Name of Engagement
JMU Mineral Museum
Dr. Lance E. Kearns, Curator of the Mineral Museum
The JMU Mineral Museum at Memorial Hall, which is open to the public, is home to more than 600 unique and unusual crystal and gemstone specimens. Within the Department of Geology and Environmental Science, the introduction to geology class draws around 300 students a year. Part of their “getting to know geology” is going through the Mineral Museum during class. The Department also offers students with an array of hands-on experiences off campus as well — visiting areas along the Shenandoah River and the Appalachian Mountains.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU
JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA
2007 - JMU's mineral collection moved to Memorial Hall to be showcased. The grand opening was celebrated on October 13, 2007.
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning