Bring the Family

Earn your Junior Geologist Badge

Advancing geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of the Earth and the geoscience profession one junior geologist at a time! 

The Geological Society of America welcomes geologists of all ages to the 2017 Annual Meeting. The Junior Geologist program will focus on bringing a little bit of geology to the novice geologists. You can download the activity book that will bring introductory geology to your mini rock star and keep them engaged at the Annual Meeting. Participants will receive a certificate and Junior Geologist Badge. People of all ages are welcome to participate!

Junior Geologist Badge

Junior Geologist Badge

Junior Geologist Activity Book

Junior Geologist Activity Book

Kiddie drawing

Childcare by KiddieCorp


KiddieCorp is a nationally recognized company that provides onsite children’s activities for a comfortable, safe, and happy experience for both kids and parents! GSA has used their service for more than 10 years. Childcare services are a contractual agreement between each individual and the childcare company. GSA assumes no responsibility for the services rendered.


Location: Washington State Convention Center.
Hours: Sat.–Wed., 7 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.
Ages: Six months to 12 years.
Cost: US$9 per hour per child with a 1-hour min. per child. At least one parent must be registered for the meeting.
Late pick-up fee: US$5 per child for every five minutes the parent is late.
Cancellations: For a full refund, cancellations must be made to KiddieCorp prior to 18 September. Cancellations made after 18 Sept., will incur a 50% fee. No refunds after 4 October.
Contact: KiddieCorp, +1-858-455-1718; or GSA Meetings

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GSA strives to create a pleasant and rewarding experience for every attendee and is committed to providing universal access to our meeting. Click here for specific information on other services and accommodations.