NBMG Earth Science Week Public Field Trip—Saturday, October 12

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Lode and Behold! Geology and Natural Resources of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City

You are invited to join us on Saturday, October 12 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City areas—in celebration of Earth Science Week 2019 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.

Here is the sign-up page:
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/EarthScienceWeek/index.html

Our field trip title is “Lode and Behold! Geology and Natural Resources of the Truckee Meadows and Virginia City.”

Major stops on this field trip will include the following:
·         Ormat geothermal plant in south Reno
·         Chollar Mine in Virginia City

Trip leaders will be Mike ResselRachel Micander, and Jack Hursh.

NBMG coordinates annual geology field trips for the public during, or near, Earth Science Week. These field trips are fun, educational, family oriented, and always free. NBMG has been an active participant in Earth Science Week since it began in 1998. See information on previous ESW field trips at this site:

http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/ScienceEducation/Geotripping.html

“Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year’s Earth Science Week will be held from October 13–19, 2019 and will celebrate the theme “Geoscience Is for Everyone.” The coming year’s event will emphasize both the inclusive potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people.” (ESW website)

Please stay tuned…more details will follow!

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