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The Department of Geosciences Education and Public Outreach activities include research groups engaged with students and industry, 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 Museum of Geosciences will be closed for the VT Thanksgiving Break.

Museum Public Lecture

Good times, bad times, you know I had my share:
Learning from Earth's past to better understand its future

Dr. Ben Gill, VT Geosciences

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm

4069 Derring Hall (1405 Perry Street, Blacksburg)

Dr. Gill studies the geochemistry of rocks and fossils to help understand the environmental and climate conditions in Earth's past. His research concerns reconstructing past environments and ocean chemistry and their relation to the evolution of life on Earth.

Public lecture in 4069 Derring, followed by a hands-on, meet-the-scientists session in the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring.

This event is appropriate for science-interested adults, VT students, and especially K-12 teachers and other educators who would like to gain a better understanding of climate science.

Free parking available in the West Campus Drive lots and Perry St. garage.
(The Derring Hall lot is closed, please plan extra time to park)

Please contact llyn@vt.edu for more information, or see http://www.outreach.geos.vt.edu

Museum Public Workshop (adult): Wire-wrap jewelry using local minerals. Justin Silfies.

more info coming soon.

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)

The Museum has engaging STEM teaching stations including an OmniGlobe spherical projection system that shows NOAA/NASA earth systems data in a striking format.

There is also have 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 Virginia 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 and follow @hokiesaurus!
Also appropriate for pK-12 teachers and other educators who would like to replicate these activities.
Follow @hokiesaurus to be reminded of our programs.

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