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<<
Wednesday, Aug. 26: This event is quite full but we are taking names for a wait list, in hopes of including observers. Please contact Llyn@vt.edu.
Museum Public Event: click here for Flyer with pictures!
Paleo Unwrapping Party! Wednesday August 26, 2015 5:00-7:30pm
Highlighting fossil samples collected by VT paleontologists working in the field this past summer. There may be parts of a new discovery!
Dr. Sterling Nesbitt, Dr. Michelle Stocker, and Dr. Ben Gill will give presentations on their fieldwork and a brief training at the beginning of the work session, starting at 5:20.
Students from the Paleo Research Group will be on hand to assist volunteers with proper techniques. These are REAL FOSSILS from The Age of Dinosaurs collected in Africa, Alberta,and Arizona.
**Kids should be over 7 and accompanied by an adult**
Due to audience size we will meet in 4069 Derring for the introduction, then we will break into work groups at the Museum of Geosciences, 2062 Derring Hall.
No parking permit required after 5pm. Please be aware that construction around Derring has pushed parking further away. There ARE Handicapped spaces adjacent to the building
**This event is quite full but we are taking names for a wait list, in hopes of including observers. Please contact Llyn@vt.edu.**
SAVE THE DATE: The GeoFair and Mineral Sale will be Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from 10-4. This is the same day as the Hokie BugFest. Come on over to campus for some great family learning events!
Check the Calendar for Fall Programs--NEW Graduate Student Happy Hour events on Communicating Science, Earth Science Week, youth programs, public lectures, field trips and more!
Check out The GeoModels Dr. Prince has created!
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.