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<<
The Museum of Geosciences has limited hours during summer 2016.
Open to the public on ALTERNATE WEDNEDSDAYS from 10:00-2:00pm.
June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10.
Otherwise open only by chance or special arrangement during the summer break. Regular free public hours resume with the VT Fall Semester.
Group visits please contact Sharon Collins 231-6894 to schedule--your visit will be arranged and led by our head interpreter, Sarah Windes.
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 spring 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.