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...

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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 ...

Ellen Cowan discusses the local landscape and geology with Carolina Geological Society members

Carolina Geological Society meeting hosted in High Country
Oct 17, 2018

 Professional and academic geoscientists from around the Southeast converged on the North Carolina High Country for the 79th annual meeting of th...

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...