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National Fossil Day – Oct. 16

In conjunction with Earth Science Week Oct. 13 – 19, the Department of Natural Resources is also celebrating National Fossil Day.

National Fossil Day logo

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.  Visit the Department of Natural Resources’ Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, to see special exhibits and pick up a crinoid stem fossil to add to your collection. The museum is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Missouri State Fair is Almost Here!

Visit the Missouri Department of Natural Resources at the Missouri State Fair Aug. 8-18, 2013, in Sedalia

The Missouri Geological Survey is marking 160 years of service to Missourians this year, so be sure to stop by the Womans Building to see our special anniversary exhibit and our impressive display of rocks, minerals and fossils.  The Womans Building is #14 on this map.  We are located near the Pepsi Grandstand.

Missouri State Fair Aug. 8-18, 2013

Missouri Department of Natural Resources staff and exhibits will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day during the Missouri State Fair.  In addition to our special geology exhibits, we have a number of activities planned:

 

 

 

Geologists Encourage Reading!

Public Libraries Hold Adventure

Geology Books“Minerals in Everyday Life” was the topic earlier this month during the Rolla Public Library’s Summer Reading Program when Vicki Voigt, one of our staff geologists, gave a  presentation about uses of minerals in society.  Children were able to ask questions and inspect the impressive rocks, minerals and fossils Vicki brought with her to the library.  Tailored for children K-6th grade students this program was very well-attended.

Vicki Voigt at Rolla Public LibraryEqually well-attended was the “Rock Road Show” which was open to all ages.  This event featured a “Make and Take Your Own Rock and Mineral Set” activity. Throughout the evening, staff geologist Neil Elfrink answered questions about geology and identified rocks and minerals that went into the kits, along with rocks and minerals children brought to the library for him to identify.  See more photos!

The Rolla Public Library Summer Reading Program offers other activities for children and adults through most of July.  See the brochure.  The Rolla Public Library is located at 900 Pine Street, Rolla.

Neil Elfrink at Rolla Public LibraryPlan to visit the Rolla Public Library or your area library this summer to check out their books about rocks, minerals and fossils.

Visit our online store for geology books and other items [missourigeologystore.com] and if your summer plans include a trip through Rolla, be sure to stop by our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology.   The museum is open for self-guided tours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road in Rolla, Missouri.  Admission is free.

 

Rock Road Show for the Entire Family at the Rolla Public Library Thursday, June 6, 2013

Make and Take Your Own Rock and Mineral Set!

Learn about Rocks, Minerals and FossilsEveryone is encouraged to visit the Rolla Public Library Thursday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. to create their own rock kit!

Neil Elfrink, a geologist with the Missouri Geological Survey, will be available to help identify the rocks and minerals that are going into the kits. So, bring any you have that you would like him to identify.

This event is free to all who participate!  Read more about the Rolla Public Library Summer Reading Program.  Check out the brochure.  The Rolla Public Library is located at 900 Pine Street, Rolla.

Learn more about the Missouri Geological Survey, and did you know we are celebrating 160 years of service to Missourians this year?  Visit our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, take a self-guided tour – admission is free!  Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., we are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.

Children K-6th Grade Have Opportunity to Learn About Geology at the Rolla Public Library Monday, June 3 and Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dig Into Reading Program

Minerals in Everyday Life Minerals in Everyday Life is the topic Monday, June 3 during the Summer Reading Program at the Rolla Public Library.  Vicki Voigt, a geologist with the Missouri Geological Survey will give an informative  presentation about minerals that may surprise you.  Vicki will have a number of impressive minerals on hand during the presentation.

Children who will be attending Kindergarten through 3rd grade next school year are invited to attend the 1-1:30 p.m. session.

Children going into grades 4-6 are invited to attend the 3-3:45 p.m. session.

Everyone is encouraged to visit Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. to create their own rock kit.  Neil Elfrink, a geologist with the Missouri Geological Survey, will be available to help identify the rocks and minerals that are going into the kits. So, bring any you have that you would like him to identify

Read more about the Rolla Public Library Summer Reading Program.  Check out the brochure.  The Rolla Public Library is located at 900 Pine Street, Rolla.

Learn more about the Missouri Geological Survey, and did you know we are celebrating 160 years of service to Missourians this year?  Visit our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, take a self-guided tour — admission is free!  Open weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., we are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.

 

 

 

We’re Talking Fossils — Friday, April 26, 2013

Lunch and Learn from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Learn from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.The last geology presentation during our 160th Anniversary Open House will be about fossils.  Visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our McCracken Core Library and Research Center and Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information

Learn About Water Wells and Groundwater — Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lunch and Learn from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m.

Visit us during our Open House -- April 22-26, 2013Turnout has been great for our geology presentations, and you have two more chances to join us during our 160th Anniversary Open House.  Thursday’s presentation is about water wells and groundwater.  Friday’s topic is fossils!

Visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our McCracken Core Library and Research Center and Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information

Learn About Geologic Mapping Today, April 23 at 12:15 p.m.

Lunch and Learn – 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

Geologic MappingDon’t forget, we are having daily Lunch and Learn presentations about geology during our 160th Anniversary Open House, April 22-26.

  • Tuesday, April 23 – Geologic Mapping
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Caves
  • Thursday, April 25 – Water Wells and Groundwater
  • Friday, April 26 – Fossils

Visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our McCracken Core Library and Research Center and Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information.

Plan to Visit us During Our Open House April 22-26, 2013

Help us celebrate 160 years of service to Missourians

Join us for special presentations April 22-26, 2013Plan to visit during our Open House and attend special Lunch and Learn presentations about geology April 22-26, 2013.  We welcome everyone to visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.  We also are offering tours of our McCracken Core Library and Research Center.

Lunch and Learn – 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.

  • Monday, April 22 – History and Future of the Geological Survey
  • Tuesday, April 23 – Geologic Mapping
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Caves
  • Thursday, April 25 – Water Wells and Groundwater
  • Friday, April 26 – Fossils

Missouri State Parks

Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park or four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.

We are located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Admission is free of charge.  Check our website for more information.

We’re Just Two Weeks Away From Our Open House

Help us celebrate 160 years of service to Missourians

Join us for special presentations April 22-26, 2013Everyone is invited to attend our special Lunch and Learn presentations April 22-26, 2013, visit with staff, see special exhibits, and tour our Edward L. Clark Museum of Missouri Geology to learn about the contributions staff members have made to both the environmental and economic vitality of Missouri.

Register during the Open House to win a stay at Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.  Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park is a geologic jewel of the Missouri State Park System, a place with something for everyone.

You may also win four passes to tour Onondaga Cave, in Onondaga Cave State Park.  Onondaga Cave is one of America’s most spectacular, with 1.5 miles of passages decorated with towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, active flowstones, grotto salamanders and more.

Our museum is located in the Buehler Building, 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla.  Self-guided tours are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Lunch and Learn presentations will be held from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in the adjacent Annex Building.  Pack a lunch and join us!  Admission to the museum and presentations is free of charge.  Parking is available in front and back of both buildings.  Check our website for the schedule for presentations and read more about us.