SEOE Parent Weekend Events – Friday, October 6, 2017
Geology Field Trip
We will meet in the parking lot behind/beside the Hunter-Gatherer Brewery and Ale House. Hunter-Gatherer is located on the corner of College and Main Streets, the parking lot entrance is off Main St.
Who doesn’t love a field trip? Bring your undergraduate or go on your own adventure to explore more than 300 million years of South Carolina’s geologic history with award winning USC geology professor Dr. Dave Barbeau. Lake Murray’s Dreher Shoals Dam is a world-class outcrop that provides a very rare view into the depths of the Appalachian mountain belt, and records the amalgamation and break-up of the supercontinent Pangea. During this (three hour) field trip, participants will examine igneous and metamorphic rocks and minerals — and spectacular folds within them — in reconstructing one of North America’s most geologically significant processes. All necessary equipment is provided, although participants should be comfortable walking one-half mile over uneven but generally flat ground. Closed-toe shoes are required, and sturdy shoes are recommended. This event is limited to 24 people.
Sponsored by the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society
School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
Jones PSC Room 108
Parents are invited to drop in to meet faculty and take a tour of select faculty laboratories. At 3:30 p.m., parents are invited to join faculty and students for a talk by UofSC alumnus, Dr. Jerry Miller, Director of Science and Technology for Sustainability Programs with the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
Sponsored by the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment
3:30 p.m. Jones 002