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Austin Earth Science Zoomerama 2020 with the Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology is hosting Austin Earth Science Zoomerama 2020, a distance-learning series of video conferences using This educational series is designed to engage middle school and high school students in exploring topics and careers in the geosciences.

The Zoomerama 2020 video conference series includes fourteen separate sessions to connect geoscientists with students. Geoscientists include geologists, hydrologists, paleontologist, petroleum exploration geologists, aerospace engineers, meteorologists, and geoscience educators. Registration is required for the live session and will be restricted to classroom teachers. After the live events, videos of the presentations will be posted on our website for on-demand viewing. Additional educational resources including hands-on activities are posted for each session to support distance-learning education.

The video conference sessions are scheduled from October 1October 29th.

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Austin Earth Science Zoomerama with the Bureau of Economic Geology

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:00

Exploring PA Caves & Caverns with Public Library for Union County

Celebrate Earth Sciences Week by exploring any of Pennsylvania's Caverns and Caves virtually or in person then enter our contest.

To Enter:
-Create a poster, photo, essay or short video about your cavern/cave experience
-Submit name and entry to by Oct. 1. (Videos must be submitted with YouTube link.)
-Open to all ages.

To Vote:
Vote on or between October 11-17

Winners of each category will be announced Thursday, October 22.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 11:15

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Ohio Geological Survey Webinars for Earth Science Week 2020

Each year during the second week of October, the ODNR Division of Geological Survey invites Ohioans to celebrate Earth Science Week. This annual celebration offers opportunities to discover the earth sciences and engage in stewardship of our planet.

This year, the Ohio Geological Survey has several free webinars planned for Earth Science Week 2020. Learn more by visiting the Earth Science Week in Ohio page. Or, visit the ODNR Events Calendar and searching "Earth Science Week."

You can also visit their Facebook pagefor updates on Earth Science Week events sponsored by the ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Earth Science Week with the ODNR Division of Geological Survey

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:45

Florida's Geological Resources with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

DEP's Florida Geological Survey (FGS) is joining the American Geoscience Institute and geoscientists across the globe to celebrate Earth Science Week, from Oct. 11 - 17. 
Join FGS Director Dr. Jon Arthur to learn how earth sciences influence our daily lives and the future. There will be two viewing opportunities on Oct. 13 and 14.
WHAT: The Earth Rocks All Around You!
Oct.13, 2020, at 2 p.m. 
Oct.14, 2020, at 10 a.m. 
WHERE: Register for these live broadcasts: Oct. 13 and Oct. 14.
Instructions for how to join the meeting will be detailed in the confirmation email. 
The event will be livestreamed, with an opportunity for questions at the end. 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 14:00

National Fossil Day Virtual Talk with Curator of Paleontology Dr. McHugh (Museums of Western Colorado)

Museums are more than just exhibits. Have you ever wondered what isn’t on display? Go behind the scenes with Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Julia McHugh as she shows us the unique fossils stored within the collections at Dinosaur Journey

Dr. McHugh has served as the Curator of Paleontology for the Museums of Western Colorado and as a Lecturer of Geology at Colorado Mesa University since 2014. She is a vertebrate paleontologist with expertise in Jurassic dinosaurs, fossil amphibians, and the Permian-Triassic Mass Extinction.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 17:30

Live Public Webinar on Sparta, North Carolina Earthquake

Concord University’s Environmental Geosciences program is hosting a live online presentation about this summer’s earthquake near Sparta, North Carolina. The public is invited to attend this free online lecture and live Q&A on Thursday, October 15th. The talk by North Carolina Geological Survey geologist Dr. Jesse Hill will begin at 1:10 pm eastern time. We're also hoping to have as many schools tune in as we can. The eastern U.S. doesn't get that many significant earthquakes, so this potentially builds on a great teachable moment and broad public interest. We're looking forward to an excellent presentation and conversation.

On August 9, 2020 a shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck near Sparta, North Carolina. The earthquake was widely felt across multiple states, with more than 80,000 “Did You Feel It?” reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Survey as of 1 pm the same day. Near the epicenter, people experienced strong shaking, and more than 500 buildings were damaged in what was North Carolina’s strongest earthquake in just over a century. It is also the first documented modern earthquake in the southern Appalachians to have broken and shifted (ruptured) the ground surface. Although major earthquakes are rare in the eastern U.S., multiple seismic zones do exist in the region, and future earthquakes are expected.

Dr. Hill’s talk will describe the Sparta event as well as the nature of earthquake research and earthquake hazards in the Appalachian region. He will include some of the key things discovered by studying the Sparta earthquake. He will also talk briefly about how and why he became interested in geoscience and what a career in natural hazards is like. Concord geosciences professor Dr. Stephen Kuehn will host the event and manage the Q&A.

To participate in this webinar, all are asked to register in advance using the following link: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details about joining the webinar. During registration there is also an opportunity to provide questions for the speaker in advance of the event. Additional questions will be taken live during the presentation.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 13:00

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Geoscience for Everyone Day Virtual talk with Tabitha McFarland (Museums of Western Colorado)

Former Dinosaur Journey intern and recent Colorado Mesa University graduate, Tabitha McFarland discusses her “accidental path” to paleontology.

Tabitha McFarland is a former Dinosaur Journey intern and volunteer and recent graduate of Colorado Mesa University. She spent the hot 2019 summer working alongside Dinosaur Journey paleontologists to unearth enormous fossils from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. She also worked in collections to help catalog a vast array of backlog material before rehousing them when the new cabinets arrived. In addition, Tabitha has worked on mountain pika research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, CO. She has a deep interest in the evolution of mammals and plans to continue with graduate studies that allow her to pursue that passion.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 17:30

Geologic Map Day with the Museums of Western Colorado

Join Bureau of Land Management geologist, Eric Eckberg, as he leads a guided talk through Devil’s Canyon teaching you how to read a geologic map and use a Brunton Compass in the field. The hike will begin at the trailhead and travel along the D3 trail with a focus on the geology of the canyon bottom from the bridge to the fault zone just past the Wilderness boundary (Limit 10 people)
Eric is the current geologist and paleontology coordinator for the Grand Junction Field Office, Bureau of Land Management. He holds BA and MS in Geology from Dartmouth College and the Colorado School of Mines, and has utilized geologic mapping towards ore deposit discovery, finding dinosaur fossils, and understanding the world around us for over 20 years.
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00

International Archaeology Day Virtual Talk with Zebulon Miracle (Museums of Western Colorado)

A Historyography of Rock Art

One of the most common questions when viewing rock art is, “What does it mean?” Rock art can serve a number of functions from calendars, ceremony, storytelling, and expression. This talk will not attempt to explain the meaning of images. Rather, we will look at interpretation efforts over the centuries and examine how researchers have approached studying rock art over time.

Zebulon Miracle is the executive director of United Way of Mesa County. A western Colorado native, Zeb spent a dozen years at the Museums of Western Colorado in various curatorial positions and five years at Gateway Canyons overseeing educational programming and the Gateway Auto Museum. He has volunteered on a number of boards including the City of Grand Junction Historic Preservation Board, the Community Food Bank of Grand Junction, Colorado Canyons Association, and the American Association of State and Local History Award of Merit committee. Currently he is on the Board of Directors for MusicSpark and Visit Grand Junction. Zebulon’s passion is connecting people to the places and stories that surround them and has led trips and tours all over the American Southwest, Mexico, and France. When not in the office, Zeb can usually be found hiking with trusty golden retriever, Mozart, and four-year old son, Xanthus.
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Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 17:30

National Fossil Day with the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Thursday, October 22, 2020, 9:00am to 2:00pm 
Celebrate National Fossil Day by taking a closer look at museum fossils with Harvard paleontologists. What can we see on ancient sea floors? How do modern animals help us understand extinct animals? What fossils still amaze scientists? What is it like to be a practicing paleontologist? Sign up for one or all four sessions and bring your curiosity and questions to this online event for all ages!
Program Schedule
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Graduate Student RJ Knecht and Curatorial Assistant Mark Renczkowski share trace fossils and show how fossils are prepared and preserved in the lab. 
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Graduate Student Sarah Losso and Postdoctoral Fellow Steve Pates discuss soft and shell invertebrate fossils, including trilobites. 
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Curatorial Associate and Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager Jessica Cundiff shares some of her favorite fossils, including ancient reef fossils from the Guadalupe Mountains. 
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Research Associate Katrina Jones and Postdoctoral Fellow Meg Whitney invite you to become a fossil detective and discover how ancient animals, including T-Rex, grew and moved. 
To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage.  
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:00

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