The Department of Geology at Appalachian State University has a well-established K-12 and public outreach program.
We supply a variety of services to the general public - from our Ask-a-Geologist program to our McKinney Teaching Museum exhibits (both indoor and outdoor) that are always open to the public. Faculty in the Geology Department often give classroom demonstrations to public schools in the region.
A few examples of past outreach events include:
Our outreach programs for the community and for NC teachers include:
We also provide web-based information pages about local geology:
Recent Earthquake Information
- 2.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Blowing Rock, NC - August 25, 2013
- 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake in Mineral, VA - August 23, 2011
Information about Fracking in NC
- A discussion of the potential for shale gas development via hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Piedmont, and in western NC
Information about Boone Creek