Mission: The Museum of Geosciences (MoGs) maintains geological collections in the Department of Geosciences and serves as a platform to promote Earth System Science Literacy through student and faculty engagement in education and public outreach.
The Museum is visited by hundreds of pK-12 youth on school field trips. Programs are aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning, and can be tailored to teacher requests. Homeschoolers and other youth groups also visit as part of their organized learning activities. Geosciences students often participate in leading activities, which is a great opportunity for them to practice what they have learned and love about Geology!
The Museum also actively supports student-generated programs, providing space, technology, and materials for them to create peer learning environments.
We are working to build out this history and information about the Museum.