outreach

Archie the Aetosaur

Archie the Aetosaur is now at home in the Rock Garden
Sep 22, 2020

In 2016, faculty in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences  and the Department of Art collaborated on a sculpture of Gorgetosuch...

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Gregg Marland quoted in Washington Post article on Amazon's efforts to cut carbon emissions
Sep 20, 2019

Dr Gregg Marland, adjunct faculy in Geological and Environmental Sciences, was quoted by the Washington Post in an article about the online retai...

Environmental Field Days for Watauga County 5th Graders
Sep 8, 2019

The GES Department participated for the first time this year in the county-wide 5th Grade Environmental Field days hosted by the Watauga Soil and Wate...

GES Hosts Two More Summer Workshops for Teachers
Aug 27, 2019

Our GES Summer Workshops for Educators series continued this summer with a repeat of the well-received Rockin' NC program that we offered for the firs...

Students learning in the Department's mobile laboratory

GES outreach engages >5,000 students in one year, with industry and government partners
Aug 13, 2019

Outreach Coordinator Marta Toran reached over 5,000 K-12 students in the 2018-2019, with help from numerous Geological and Environmental Sciences majo...

Department launches "Water on the Move" outreach program
Jan 30, 2019

Outreach coordinator Marta Toran  has launched the Water on the Move outreach website that will engage local communities in western Nor...

Eastern US earthquake epicenters

Earthquakes not unusual for western NC
Jan 10, 2019

A small earthquake shook homes near Asheville early in the morning of January 7. Dr Scott Marshall was interviewed by WUNC radio, based in Chapel...

Department revives forgotten RV for mobile outreach activities
Nov 28, 2018

The Derpartment of Geological and Environmetnal Sciences (GES), with assistance from the College of Arts and Sciences, Vulcan Materials Company a...

EPA seal

Marta Toran receives EPA grant for water-related outreach
Nov 28, 2018

Marta Toran, Outreach Coordinator in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences (GES), received a grant from the Environmental Protection...

GES faculty and student research improves University flood preparedness
Oct 29, 2018

Much of the City of Boone and Appalachian State University (ASU) lie very close to a river or creek. This means that, when heavy rains fall and river ...