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The Children's University
The Burnie District Gemstone Club Inc. are now a Learning Destination for the Childrens University.
We were approached by CU Tas in Mid 2017, and then in March 2018 became a Learning Destination for the North West Coast of Tasmania.
Our CU events are held on average every month, and we try to have them on the 4th Saturday, we have 3, one hour sessions each day. Where every child has a choice of making a Gem Tree, Polishing a Stone, and then making their polished stone into a necklace for themselves to wear, or gift to someone special, and also making a Pet Rock
To Date (24/06/2018) we have had 3 day sessions with several families return for at least one of the following sessions.
All of the children and parents who have attended have given great feedback, and everyone has gone home with many pet rocks, a necklace or two each, and those who attended our most recent day, went home with a hand made gem tree.
Our Sessions are very cheap, costing only $2 per hour per child, or person - some parents have even joined in with the activities, which is not frowned upon, we encourage everyone to join in :) .
There is a small exception to the costs, that is, the Gem trees are an extra $1 per day per person, this extra charge goes towards the costs associated with us sourcing the items required for the trees.
For bookings or more information please contact our secretary via the tab below.
Garry (President) talking to some children about the types of rocks we have on display.
Above: Garry on the Pre-Polish wet/dry machine
Below: An example of the Gem Trees that can be made
Above: Petrified Wood - chunk - right, Polished ready for necklace - middle, and slab - left,
Below: Sam finishing the necklaces,
Above: Finished Petrified Wood Necklace
Below: One of the Children's University Children with the many Pet Rocks that can be made.