Name of Engagement

JMU Mineral Museum

Contact Information

Dr. Lance E. Kearns, Curator of the Mineral Museum

Contact Details

kearnsle@jmu.edu

Description

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.

Web Presence

https://sites.jmu.edu/mineralmuseum/?_ga=1.42278565.1078759314.1478782055

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Date

2007 - JMU's mineral collection moved to Memorial Hall to be showcased. The grand opening was celebrated on October 13, 2007.

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Gallery/Exhibit

On/Off campus

On campus

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