Houston Events

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For additional information on local events, visit the Houston Geological Society (HGS) online.

Earth Science Celebration: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Saturday, October 11, 11am-3pm

Our popular passport program will guide you through “Earth’s Connected Systems”. Hands-on activities and demonstrations will broaden awareness of Earth Science.

Special pricing:  $3.50 for K-12 students; $3.50 for college students, teachers, professors with valid school or college ID. Please pick up a voucher at Grand Hall Entrance table before purchasing a ticket.

Scouts: May complete some of the requirements for the geology and energy merit badges.

Energy Day: Free Downtown Houston Festival by Consumer Energy Alliance
Saturday, October 18, 11am-5pm

Three city blocks of exhibits will focus on innovative and interactive technology demonstrating energy production, processes, and efficiencies. Students can see and touch state-of-the-art technology, interact with experts, and ask questions.

Geology Field Trip to Whiskey Bridge by the Houston Geological Society
Sunday, October 19, 12pm-3pm

HGS sponsors this student-friendly field trip to Whiskey Bridge in Bryan, Texas. Participants meet on the south side of Whiskey Bridge, where Highway 21 crosses the Brazos River, to discuss geology and collect fossils.

For directions, locality information, collecting guides, and scientific papers, see the Houston Gem and Mineral Society.

Volunteering

These are great opportunities to share your love of Earth science with family and friends. HGS needs you to make these events successful. If you would like to volunteer at these events, please email the ESW committee contact, Marc Fagelman, at mfagelman@comcast.net.