The Department of Geosciences Education and Public Outreach activities include support for K-12 field science studies and in-class activities, teacher professional development, Education Resource Center (ERC) kit and material loans, and the Museum of Geosciences exhibits, programs, and collections. The Department also has research groups engaged with students and industry.
Virginia Tech Museum of Geosciences Public Program
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 - 8:30 pm
4069 Derring Hall, 1405 Perry Street
on the VT campus, Blacksburg, VA
(free parking for evening programs)
A “New” Perspective on Southwest Virginia Geology: Stories from Rivers
Dr. Philip Prince, VT Geosciences
Dr. Prince has studied the landscape of the southern Appalachians for many years. His research on geomorphology has been published in the journal Geology, reopening observational studies using field work combined with new technologies such as GoogleEarth, GIS, and cosmogenic dating methods. He brings an extra dimension to his field work as an expert paddler who enjoys exploring the details of this evolving landscape system. Dr. Prince is also an award-winning teacher: using maps and diagrams, he can explain our complex local geologic setting in an understandable way.
This event will be of value to K-12 teachers and other educators as well as our many community members interested in local geology.
Please join the Museum of Geosciences for this public lecture in 4069 Derring Hall, followed by a hands-on, meet-the-scientists session in the Museum, 2062 Derring.
Follow @hokiesaurus to be reminded of our programs.
The Museum has engaging STEM teaching stations including an OmniGlobe spherical projection system that shows NOAA/NASA earth systems data in a striking format.
We also have an EmRiver Stream Simulation Model, as well as a large collection of high quality minerals, fossils, an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton, a real-time earthquake display, and information about Virginia and local geology.
Workshops for faculty, students, and K-12 teachers who would like to use these tools are offered by request.
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.