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Minerals & Mental Health

CSM Geology Museum - Golden Colorado

The Friends of the Geology Museum present their monthly “First Thursday” lecture tonight at 6:30 in the Ben Parker Student Center (map).

Our guest speaker will be Richard Parsons, a lifelong mineral collector retired from a career in human services and public administration. “Micromounting – The Dazzling World of Minerals Seen Through the Microscope” The study and enjoyment of crystallized mineral specimens requiring magnification to be seen and appreciated offers a unique opportunity to enjoy mineral collecting and make contributions to science. While a relatively small number of mineral species can be found in well-crystallized specimens permitting un-magnified viewing, thousands are found as micro-crystals. Minerals formed as crystals from around a centimeter in size to sub-millimeter sizes offer great perfection compared to larger crystals and, conversely, unusual growth habits rarely found in “hand” specimens. Socializing and munchies begin at 6:30 p.m. The “First Thursday” lecture will start at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome.


On March 13th, the Jefferson Unitarian Church will host a public meeting about mental health in the schools.

It’s Time to Talk: Mental Health & Emotional Wellness at School

Public Meeting at Jefferson Unitarian Church (with Together Colorado)
Monday, March 13 from 6:45 to 8:30 pm, Jefferson Unitarian Church Sanctuary
14350 W. 32nd Avenue (map).

Who? Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Students, and Residents

• Listen to Personal Stories of the Challenges Facing Our Students
• Support Student Resiliency and Mental Health
• Learn about Available Programs, Staffing, and Interventions
• Declare Publicly our Commitment to Care, Provide Resources, and End Stigma
• Open Microphone Discussion

BE THERE – FOR OUR CHILDREN!