Celebrate Earth Science Week at The Science Zone!
Posted on October 3rd, 2019
The Science Zone sponsorsa full week of free events open to the publicin honor ofEarth Science Week 2019: Geoscience is for Everyone! Especially everyone who lives in Wyoming. On Sunday Oct. 13, Darcie Gudger, a local geocaching expert, teacher and author, kicks off our week of activities on International Geocaching Day. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve Geocached before or if you are an expert. Come join the Geocaching community to find out what the excitement is all about.Participants meet at The Science Zone at 2:00 PM.There is some instruction time then participants head out on a Geocaching expedition. Starting Tuesday Oct. 15, The Science Zone presents a series of lecture/discussions. Mike Davis, professional geologist with Kirkwood Oil, hosts a presentation entitled “The Four Senses Enhanced.” Learn how geologists use technology to enhance our senses and discover what lies under the earth. The presentation runs from 6:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Mr. Davis’ presentation is appropriate for elementary age students through adults. Wednesday evening, Oct. 16, local geologist, Dr. Terry Logue celebrates National Fossil Day at The Science Zone with a presentation on fossils of Wyoming. Dr. Logue is an asset to the Casper community for several decades and has a passion for sharing his love of all things related to Earth Science. A special invitation goes out to all former teachers and students that have participated in his field science classes! Presentation time is 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Plan to come for an evening of fun on Thursday! Bring yourself or bring a team and join in fast paced earth science trivia contests. Families, students, business can field teams or teams can be formed by individuals the night of the competition. Everyone will have a chance to test their skills starting at 6:00. A friendly Round of Champions will take place at 6:45. Refreshments will be available. No pre-registration is required and the competition is friendly! Bring a lunch on Friday Oct. 18 for a special presentation by Kellie Vlastos, GIS Specialist for Wyoming Pipeline Authority. Kellie’s presentation is, “What is GIS and How Is It Being Used.” Kellie also shares ways that EVERYONE can use GIS based software. This is a great opportunity for working parents to stop in for lunch, listen to the presentation, and enjoy a free tour of The Science Zone. The last of the weeklong series are held to celebrate International Archaeology Day onSaturday Oct. 19th. Starting at 1:00p.m. at The Science Zone, Dr. Lawrence Todd,PhD, RPAProfessor Emeritus, Colorado State University and Research Fellow, University of Texas, Austin gives a “Three for One” presentation.Dr. Todd gives a full presentation titled, “Fire, Ice, and Fauna: Exploring High Elevation Archaeology in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”He also gives two abbreviated presentations “How Lucy Died, and Why it matters” and “Modern Humans of the Doorstep of Global Expansion: Recent research in NW Ethiopia.”Attendees will get to see casts of key bones of Lucy’s skeleton. Whether you can come to one event or take advantage of them all, we offer these free events to support community engagement and education in the field of Earth Science.