outreach

Summer 2018 Workshop Series for Elementary Teachers
Aug 27, 2018

Casting fossils, biostratigraphy, mineral tests and a field trip to the local rock quarry were among the activities that elementary and middle school ...

Appalachian Geology and Environmental Sciences at the XXV Aurora Fossil Festival
May 27, 2018

On Saturday May 26th, AppState GES joined other educational institutions from the southeast to celebrate the 25th edition of the Aurora Fossil Festiva...

Dr. Bob Swarthout talks with Blue Ridge Elementary student about her science project.  Photo by Ellen Gwin Burnette

Appalachian and Blue Ridge Elementary School bridge art and science
Feb 6, 2018

 Drs. Jamie Levine and Bob Swarthout (part of a group of seven faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences) work with students at ...

First Girl Scout "Geo Detective" Program
Feb 2, 2018

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences continues to expand its outreach offerings. This weekend we kicked off our “Geo-Detective”...

"Bucket O' Rocks" for First Grade
Jul 1, 2017

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences launched the “Bucket O’ Rocks” program this year to provide support and earth science re...

Taking Our Fossils and Dedication on the Road
May 10, 2017

At Appalachian Geology we feel honored when we are given the opportunity to provide earth science education to the general public and to school studen...

First Annual One Day Internship for High School Students
Oct 22, 2016

The Department of Geology at Appalachian State University hosted the first, 1-Day Geology Internship for High School Students on October 20th. The pro...

EcoSensors for Mountain Classrooms
Jun 30, 2016

This past year, researchers from the Geology Department at Appalachian State University, partnered with local school teachers to bring advanced digita...

Inspiring Young Minds: Future Scientists Visit AppState
Mar 30, 2014

“After your visit today, how many of you want to become scientists?” The question was met with a chorus of “Me”s and a majority of hands ...