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, educator professional development, and the
MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCES programs, exhibits, and collections. . . .>>CALENDAR<<
Research A La Mode returns with presentations by grad students for grad students (and others!) to practice communicating their science. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 in the Museum. Presenter will be Cordie Diggins (FiW), Flying Squirrels in Appalachia: what can these endangered animals tell us about climate change? Free, and ice cream!
Join us during Earth Science Week for the GeoFair and Mineral Sale on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 from 10-4pm at the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall, 1405 Perry St. on the VT Campus. Family-friendly, hands-on activities staffed by geoscience students and faculty, and a mineral sale by alumni dealers who donate their proceeds to support Education and Public Outreach. Free.
This is the same day as the Hokie BugFest: bring the family over to campus for a day of science fun!
Check News and Events in the sidebar or the Calendar and watch here for programs--Teacher Workshops, Graduate Student Research a la Mode events on Communicating Science, youth programs, public lectures, field trips and more!
The MUSEUM OF GEOSCIENCES exhibits include STEM teaching stations such as the OmniGlobe spherical projection station 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 cast; and information about Virginia and local geology. Come visit!
(During fall semester 2016 the Virginia exhibits are under renovation.)
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.