When I was in grade school, I went on a rock hounding fieldtrip and had a lot of fun. I was always interested in nature. When my wife and I started dating she wanted to go on hikes. But I wouldn’t go unless there was a place to go fishing ( which limited our hiking). It wasn’t until we had children and wanted to be out in nature with them that I started looking for a rock hounding club. I wanted to find a club that was kid friendly. Which we did! We went on a few field trips with the the club and then went out on our own as a family looking for rocks. It was a blast! What kid doesn’t want to find a cool rock! They last a lifetime as do the wonderful memories.