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.
Public Program: Hokiesaurus Presents: Volcanoes and Minerals!
March 27, Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm
2062 Derring, Museum of Geosciences
Students in Sigma Gamma Epsilon offer an afterschool program for elementary kids on volcanoes and minerals.
The SGE Geology Honor Society is planning an afterschool youth program. Watch here for more info!
The Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America is meeting at Virginia Tech from April 9-11, 2014.
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.