Welcome to KGS’s virtual open house. Celebrate this year’s Earth Science week with us! Check out our short videos about geologists and engineers at work; information about rocks, minerals, and fossils; and links to home-based science activities on our website.
On Friday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., we are having a live Q&A with KGS researchers Steve Greb, Matt Crawford, and Sarah Arpin. If you want to participate in the live session, please sign up via google forms and we will email you the zoom link closer to the event.
Register now: https://forms.gle/cZ2L5x27x7WpEmUX8
If you’d like to send in a question for the live Q&A, email us at KGSmail@uky.edu by noon on Thursday, October 15th.
This video shares the story of KGS's history, provides glimpses into the research conducted by KGS scientists, and describes the geology of Kentucky. The purpose of a geological survey and how geologists work with their communities to solve geologic problems is also highlighted.
KGS geologist Drew Andrews explains how geologists evaluate and use information from an outcrop to create a map.
KGS geologist Matt Massey explains the methods and processes used to make a surficial geologic map.
KGS geologist Antonia Bottoms shows us how she evaluates soil samples at KGS's Earth Analysis Research Library.
KGS geologist Doug Curl shows how to use the new features of the KGS Geologic Map Information Service.
KGS geologist Matt Crawford provides an overview of landslides.
KGS geochemist Gina Lukoczki shares the history of rare earth elements, how they are used today, and where they can be found in Kentucky.
KGS employee Ryan Pinkston talks about how different types of rock samples stored at EARL are used, how researchers use the online database to access information, and how scientists use the samples for their work.
KGS employee Gordon Dowell describes the non-destructive tests he conducts on rock core samples to determine their lithology. KGS employee Natalie Fields describes the photography process used to photograph rock core. Their work is part of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
KGS employee Ray Daniels discusses three types of destructive tests that can be performed on rock core.
KGS employee Ray Daniel discusses carbonate rock core samples from Kentucky.
EES geologist Pete Idstein demonstrates a volcanic eruption.
Americans use rare earth elements (REEs) every day — without knowing it. In fact, they are crucial to society. Rick Honaker, professor of mining engineering at the University of Kentucky, knows all about these fascinating elements and the modern electronics they make possible. Read More
Did you know that undergraduate engineering students at UK can participate in meaningful research by joining a professor's lab.
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute, https://www.research.uky.edu/kentucky-water-resources-research-institute
University of Kentucky Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, https://ees.as.uky.edu/
University of Kentucky Department of Mining Engineering, https://www.engr.uky.edu/research-faculty/departments/mining-engineering
The Nature Conservancy
Kentucky Paleontological Society, http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/KPS/
Kentucky Science Center, https://kysciencecenter.org/
Bluegrass GreenSource, https://bggreensource.org/
Kentucky Speleological Survey, https://ksscaves.com/
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, https://www.clementmineralmuseum.org/
Resources for K-16: https://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/
Earth Science Classroom Activities: https://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/classroom-activity.php
Fun Facts about Kentucky Geology: https://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/interesting-earth-science-facts.php
Geologic Story Maps: https://kgs.uky.edu/storymap/
Limestone and Dolostone in Kentucky https://www.uky.edu/KGS/education/factsheet/Limestone%20and%20Dolostone%20in%20Kentucky.pdf