2019 Earth Science Week Open House on October 16th has record number in attendance
A record number of families, classes from area schools, and people who wanted to learn more about Geology spent the evening at the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) on October 16th. The 2019 Earth Science Week Open House was the 20th year for this event and approximately 350 people attended. Exhibits such as the streamflow table showed how flood events can impact our daily lives. Rock, fossil, and mineral collections included examples from Kentucky and many children took a rock specimen home with them. The Earth Science Week Open House also included a volcano demonstration. KGS’ employees shared with people how seismic data is collected at KGS and how it is used for earthquake monitoring. In addition to KGS staff, representatives from UK’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, UK’s Mining Engineering Department, Bluegrass Grotto, Bluegrass Rock and Mineral Club, and the Kentucky Paleontological Society participated and exhibited at the event.