LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2020) — The Kentucky Geological Survey at the University of Kentucky is hosting its 21st annual open house in celebration of Earth Science Week, Oct. 11–17. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual.
K-12 students, as well as parents and teachers, are encouraged to participate.
The survey has put together an Earth Science Week webpage with short videos about geology and geologists; information about rocks, minerals and fossils; and links to home-based science activities. Featured videos show how geologists make a map, how a volcano erupts (courtesy of UK’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) and how rare earth elements are extracted (courtesy of UK’s Department of Mining Engineering).
From 10-11 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 16, KGS researchers Steve Greb, Matt Crawford and Sarah Arpin will hold a live Q&A session. To participate in the live session, sign up by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 15, via Google form, and the Zoom link will be emailed shortly before the event. Register now at https://forms.gle/cZ2L5x27x7WpEmUX8.
To submit a question about geology for the live Q&A, email KGSmail@uky.edu by noon Thursday, Oct. 15.
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