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<<
Pre-service Teacher Workshop:
Hands-on Museum Resources and accessing local informal science education resources, Monday, March 30, 2015. Led by Llyn Sharp, Geosciences, and Brenda Brand, Teaching & Learning.
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!
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.