15, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
An open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16,
at the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) and the Department
of Geological Sciences is part of the University of
Kentucky's celebration of Earth Science Week.
open house will showcase earth science in a way that
is both fun and educational," said Steve Greb,
science education coordinator at KGS.
house at the Mining and Mineral Resources Building
on Rose Street and in the Slone Research Building
on Washington Avenue is being co-sponsored by the
KGS, Department of Geological Sciences, Kentucky Water
Resources Research Institute at UK, and the Tracy
Farmer Center for the Environment.
adults will have the opportunity to upgrade their
rock collections and have their unknown rocks, minerals
and fossils identified by UK geologists at the open
activities (dinosaur bones and drawing Tyrannosaurus
Rock Pile" (Kids and adults can sort through
a pile of rocks and minerals to add to a collection
or start a new one),
rocks under a microscope,
minerals ("Glow in the dark") display,
tours of rock, mineral, fossil and meteorite displays,
and water-testing activities,
-- Earthquake activities.
All activities are free and open to the public. Parking
is available after 4:30 p.m. in the University of
Kentucky "E" and "C4" lots on
Virginia Avenue, and the "E" lot beside
the William T. Young Library on Columbia Avenue, next
to Woodland Avenue.
For more information, visit the KGS Web site at www.uky.edu/kgs.
Learn more about earth science and discover facts
and fun educational activities at the Earth
Science Education Network.