The Department of Geosciences Education and Public Outreach activities include support for K-12 field science studies and in-class activities, teacher professional development, Education Resource Center (ERC) kit and material loans, and the Museum of Geosciences exhibits, programs, and collections. The Department also has research groups engaged with students and industry.
Join the Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign!
Spend a few minutes to help scientists by measuring the brightness of your night sky. Join the GLOBE at Night citizen-science campaign. The next campaign starts March 31 and runs through April 9.
GLOBE at Night is a worldwide, hands-on science and education program to encourage citizen-scientists worldwide to record the brightness of the sky, revealing the light pollution in communities.
During the 2013, participants match the appearance of a constellation with seven star charts of progressively fainter stars. They then submit their choice of star chart at www.globeatnight.org/webapp/ with their date, time and location. This can be done by computer, smart phone or pad. GLOBE at Night campaigns in 2013 dates: March 3 - 12, March 31 - April 9, and April 29 - May 8.
The Museum has engaging STEM teaching stations including an OmniGlobe spherical projection system that shows NOAA/NASA earth systems data in a striking format.
We also have an EnVision Groundwater Flow Model and an EmRiver Stream Simulation Model, as well as a large collection of high quality minerals, fossils, an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton, a real-time earthquake display, and information about VA and local geology.
Workshops for faculty, students, and K-12 teachers who would like to use these tools are offered by request.
Hokiesaurus Presents: ... is a youth program series developed and presented by Geoscience students. Watch for announcements!
Also appropriate for pK-12 teachers and other educators who would like to replicate these activities.
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