Public Outreach & K12 Education

We offer a variety of services and programs to the general public and our McKinney Teaching Museum and Webb Rock Garden are always free for anyone who wants to visit.

Find more information about our outreach programs below or contact AGES Outreach Coordinator Marta Toran (toranml@appstate.edu).

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Our educational offerings for Pre-K through Grade 12 include standard-aligned activities, field trip opportunities to our facilities, classroom visits and special programs like One Day Internships for high school students and Science Olympiad training.            

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Teacher resources include loaner kits, specimen giveaways when available, ideas and digital materials for teaching specific topics, Skype with a geologist and professional development opportunities. 

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Our students and faculty participate in community events such as fossil fairs, family science nights and school science days throughout the year. If your organization is interested in having ASU Geological and Environmental Sciences set up a booth or participate in any other way, please contact Marta Toran (toranml@appstate.edu). 

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At ASU GES we have experts in all fields of earth science. We are happy help you identify rocks or minerals and answer your questions about the natural environment (e.g. environmental hazards, water quality, mineral resources). See the Ask-a-Geologist page

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(Coming Fall 2018!) Our Mobile Earth and Environmental Lab is a refurbished RV that will be used for outreach events such as school visits and for undergraduate student field work. More details about the official rolling out to come.

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We provide information pages about local geology including recent earthquake activity, fracking in NC, water quality of local watersheds and North Carolina rocks and minerals.  

 

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