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Museum of Geosciences Fall 2018 Programs and Events

Research a la Mode (RALM): science communication seminar. What I learned on my summer IODP cruise vacation. Kannikha Kolavandeilu, Geosciences. Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5-6 pm, in the Museum, 2062 Derring. RALM is by grad students, for grad students, also appropriate for K-12 teachers and Master Naturalists. Free.

GeoFair and Mineral Sale
Saturday, October 13, 2018. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. 2062 Derring Hall.

Join us for this popular event: hands-on family-friendly activities, learning stations about geosciences, and beautiful minerals for sale priced for teachers and students, Open to the public and Family Day visitors.

Museum Public Lecture: Breaking up the African Continent Along the East African Rift System. Dr. Sarah Stamps, VT Geosciences.

Thursday, October 18, 2018. Lecture 7:00-8:00 in 4069. Reception 6:00-7:00 in the Museum.

The African continent is slowly breaking up on its eastern side along the East African Rift System. In millions of years we expect to have a new ocean forming, which is already partly underway in Ethiopia. This talk will provide an overview of several projects that address the topics of why and how Africa is breaking up.