GMS Speakers Bureau
Speakers BureauThe Georgia Mineral Society, Inc. is very fortunate to have many talented, well informed speakers to provide educational presentations to people from all walks of life. We enjoy speaking to scout troops, schools (K-12), universities, civic organizations, other mineral and fossil societies, garden clubs, etc. We travel all over Georgia and occasionally other states (inquire about the feasibility of out-of-state talks).
The Georgia Mineral Society does not charge a fee for speaking. It is our duty and privilege to educate those interested in the Earth Sciences. Many of our speakers even provide (at their own expense) samples of rocks, minerals, fossils and polished stones for "door prizes".
We provide this service because we love our work. After you hear one of our talks, you may never look at a rock the same way again!
Here is just a sampling of the kinds of presentations we do. If you have something different in mind, please let us know. Often, we can tailor a talk to a particular subject your students may be currently studying in school or even a subject you, yourself, have wanted to know more about. We generally require very little in equipment set-up, depending on the type of program you need. Often, a table is sufficient, but occasionally we may require a slide projector, screen, laptop access, laser pointer, podium, etc. This can all be arranged after the topic is decided.
To schedule a speaker, simply call Bill Waggener at 404.354.8752.(after business hours). Or, you may email anytime at Usually, a month's lead time is sufficient but if you know several months ahead that you'd like a speaker, don't wait to put in your request!
Topics Presented By the Georgia Mineral Society (brief listing)
- Barite (Cartersville, GA)
- Earth Science
- Exhibit Cases (how to make)
- Faceting Gemstones
- Feldspar Group
- Fern Fossils
- Field Collecting
- Fossils in Georgia
- Fused Glass Jewelry
- Georgia Geology
- Mineralogy of South Greenland
- Minerals In Your Home
- Plate Tectonics
- Test Your Mineral IQ
- Wax Casting
- Wire-wrapped Jewelry
- and more!
To help our members educate ourselves and the public in Earth science topics
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