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The Department of Geosciences Education and Public Outreach activities include research groups engaged with students and industry, Education Resource Center (ERC) kit and material loans, support for K-12 field science studies and in-class activities, educator professional development, and the MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCES programs, exhibits, and collections. >>CALENDAR<<

Announcements


Hokiesaurus Presents: Planetary Adventures
April 23, 2015 Thursday, 4:30-5:30 pm

 

Join us for an afterschool program by students of the geoscience honor society, Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE). This hands-on program will focus on planets, the moon and a sense of scale! The program will be held in the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall on the VT campus.

Elementary School age, Limit to 24.
Pre-registration requested with Leigh Shannon at leigh7@vt.edu.  
This program is already full! Please contact Leigh to be added to the wait list for a repeat.


Also appropriate for pK-12 teachers and other educators who would like to replicate these activities. 

Planets


Check out The GeoModels Dr. Prince has created!


The Museum hosts many school and youth groups visiting this time of year. We welcome Pulaski County Elementary 5th grade, Washington County 8th grade, Dublin Middle School 7th grade, as well as the Cub Scouts and Blacksburg United Methodist Preschool!


The MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCES exhibits include STEM teaching stations such as the OmniGlobe spherical projection system that shows global earth systems data. There is also an EmRiver Stream Simulation Model; a real-time earthquake display; a large collection of high quality minerals, rocks, and fossils; an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton; and information about Virginia and local geology. Come visit!

Geosciences Outreach partners with the VT-STEM K-12 Outreach Initiative and the Science Outreach Program (SOuP)...that makes us Stone SOuP! (a great kid's story)


Hokiesaurus Presents: ... is a youth program series developed and presented by Geoscience students. Watch for announcements and follow @hokiesaurus!
Also appropriate for pK-12 teachers and other educators who would like to replicate these activities.
Follow @hokiesaurus to be reminded about activities.

Virginia Tech | Dept. of Geosciences