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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 continues with presentations by grad students for grad students (and others!) to practice communicating their science. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 in the Museum, 2062 Derring.

Lust, greed, and bubbles: a brief introduction to volcanoes and volatile information in the geologic record.
Presenter Lowell Moore, VT Geosciences.
Volcanoes are a physical expression of one of the most important, oldest, and most exciting geologic processes: degassing. Volcanic degassing gives us the air we breathe, the materials we extract from the ground, and hazards that threaten our existence. Thus how gas is transferred from the deep earth to the atmosphere, what it does on the way there, and how this information is encoded in the geologic record are mysteries worth solving

Free, and ice cream!

The Museum of Geosciences will be closed during the Virginia Tech Thanksgiving Break, Nov 18-27, 2016.

Check out the Roanoke Valley Mineral and Gem Society Show during the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov 25-26, 2016 at the Salem Civic Center. A chance to find gifts for your favorite geologist!

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.)

Geosciences partners with the Science Outreach Program (SOuP)...that makes us Stone SOuP! (a great kid's story)

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.

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