Geode Cracking Party
Every summer LOESS holds a geode cracking party. Held at a house on Lake Springfield, members bring food, geode crackers, and uncracked geodes found on field trips. There is lots of fun, conversation, and laughter while sharing our potluck and seeing what surprises the geodes hold.
LOESS hosts a Christmas party in place of the December meeting. There is catered food as well as dishes brought to share, party games like Rocky Bingo and Mineral Dig, door prizes, and the Best Finds Contest. This is where members can enter collected minerals and fossil specimens, handmade jewelry and other stone crafts, junior entries, and nature photography!