Archive for April 24th, 2010
mpollock April 24th, 2010
The Geology Department has been busy reaching out to the community lately. On Saturday, April 17, the College hosted its annual Science Day. GeoClub invited the community to dig for dinosaurs in a sand pit and witness an erupting volcano. See the story in the April 20 edition of the Wooster Daily Record (here’s a link if you happen to have a subscription).
Today, local middle school girls joined Geology faculty Meagen Pollock and Shelley Judge and several Geology majors to see if they could outrun a dinosaur. The girls measured the stride and size of dinosaur footprints to calculate the speed, then raced to see if they could beat it.
Afterward, we played with rocks, minerals, and fossils. The girls got to choose one to take home.
We even had time to demonstrate the use of a rock hammer.
And time to tell (bad) Geology jokes!