Earth Science Week 2016

Earth Science Week kicks off Sunday, October 9, 2016, and this year’s theme, chosen by the American Geosciences Institute, is “Our Shared Geoheritage”. Geoheritage is “the collection of natural wonders, landforms, and resources that have formed over eons and come to this generation to manage, use, and conserve effectively. Geoheritage locations are valued for many reasons, including scientific, economic, […]

Edible Geology for Geologic Map Day

In celebration of Earth Science Week and National Geologic Map Day (which is tomorrow, 10-18), DGER geologist and baker extraordinaire Carrie Gillum has indulged us with some edible cartography today! She spent several days baking and preparing the decorations, which are 100% edible and use such materials as pretzel sticks and spaghetti noodles to represent […]

Need Rocks? (& minerals)

Come to our annual Rock Auction held at the DNR Geology Library on 10-15-2013. This is an excellent opportunity for you to celebrate Earth Science Week, increase your personal collection, mingle with other rockhounds, and support the DNR Combined Fund Drive. Details: The auction will be held Tuesday, October 15 2013 from 8:00 AM to […]

Tim Walsh to give public talk on South Sound glacial history

Another public geological science event is set to take take place during Earth Science Week on Thursday, October 17, when Tim Walsh, Chief Hazards Geologist for DNR, will present an illustrated history talk, A Thousand Feet High: Ice Over South Puget Sound. The lecture is scheduled from noon – 12:50 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 […]

Prepare for the 2013 Great Washington Shakeout, October 17 @ 10:17 AM

The annual Great Washington Shakeout will occur on 10-17-2013 at 10:17 AM. During this drill, participants will practice earthquake preparedness by executing the “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” procedure. For additional information, view the YouTube video (below) produced by the Washington State Department of Emergency Management, and register today for the Great Washington Shakeout!