"Bucket O' Rocks" for First Grade

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:57am
The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences launched the “Bucket O’ Rocks” program this year to provide support and earth science resources to elementary school teachers. For a couple of years now, we have been viisiting first grade...

Taking our Fossils and Dedication On the Road...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 11:21pm
At Appalachian Geology we feel honored when we are given the opportunity to provide earth science education to the general public and to school students. This week we were able to do that in two different settings: at an eighth grade classroom in...
The Department of Geology at Appalachian State University hosted the first, 1-Day Geology Internship for High School Students on October 20th. The program aims to provide 10th and 11th Graders the experience of being a geology major for a day....

EcoSensors for Mountain Classrooms

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 5:07am
This past year, researchers from the Geology Department at Appalachian State University, partnered with local school teachers to bring advanced digital sensor technology to their science classrooms. The initiative was made possible through an...

Volcanic Eruptions at Genius Hour

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 3:47pm
The students in Ms. Maria Nash's First Grade at Hardin Park have "Genius Hour" every other Friday. During this time, students explore a topic that is of interest to them. To read more about the concept behind Genius Hour, visit http://www.geniushour...

History of the Earth with Two Rivers Community School

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 12:42am
Geology Department faculty recently partnered with Mr. Clint Byers (8th Grade science teacher at Two Rivers Community School) to develop and test a science outreach unit on The History of the Earth. The unit revolved around the Big Question: “How...

STEAM Expo 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 5:42pm
On April 22nd, coinciding with Earth Day, Appalachian State University hosted another STEM Expo as part of the NC Science Festival. This year the “A” for Art was added making it the first STEAM Expo ever to be held at AppState. As in past years, the...

Geology Rain or Shine

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 10:39am
On a rainy fall day, the 4th Grade classes from Mountain View Elementary School in Wilkes County travelled to AppState for a campus tour and a special visit to the Geology department. The visit was coordinated by Tracey Tardiff from the NCCACHE...
“After your visit today, how many of you want to become scientists?” The question was met with a chorus of “Me”s and a majority of hands in the group going up. We’ll happily take that as an indicator of success for the first “science sampler”...

Featured Faculty: Dr. Andrew Heckert

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 11:23am
A few days ago I met with Dr. Andrew Heckert, associate professor in the Geology Department at ASU and one of the prominent vertebrate paleontology experts in the state. Dr. Heckert's research interests include micro and macrovertebrates (...


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Boone, NC 28608

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