RGMS is effectively closed for April
Happy April, Reno Rockhounds! Unfortunately, it’s no April Fool’s joke that RGMS has cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled all of our events for the month. This includes classes, meetings, what was scheduled to be our first field trip of the season, and even our huge Jackpot of Gems show. We’re just as disappointed as you are, but please understand these calls were made to protect our members and their families and weren’t made lightly at all.
In the meantime, just because RGMS can’t offer classes or field trips to you right now doesn’t mean they’re completely off the table. This is a great time to look more into learning rock and mineral related hobbies! There are plenty of online resources for learning pretty much any hobby and ours are no exception. Field trips, as long as they’re done alone or in small, socially distanced groups, are a great way to get out of the house right now. Make sure the land you plan to rockhound on is open before you go, though. Check thediggings.com to see if there are any claims around, and if you plan to go to any outdoor recreation areas check blm.gov/news and local Parks and Recreation websites to see if that area is still open to visitors. Many of the ones that are still open have no entry fees for the foreseeable future!
Keep an eye on our social media accounts and your email for updates, donation requests/offers, and other important info in the coming weeks. We hope to see you soon, but stay safe in the meantime!