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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.

Announcements


Happy Earth Science Week! October 12-18, 2014

Hokiesaurus Presents: Earthquakes!

October 16, 2014 Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm

An afterschool youth program presented by students of the Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)- Virginia Tech, in conjunction with the Great ShakeOut 2014 Program. Learn about earthquake safety, seismic waves, and what happens to soil during an earthquake!

Elementary School, Limit to 24 kids.
Please pre-register with Aida Farough at afarough@vt.edu.

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


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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