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Geology Rocks!

October 15, 2018

The Geology Expo is
The Geology Expo is an opportunity for people to see and experience the rocks and geology of Wyoming!

Join Western’s Geology Program at the Geology Expo on campus.

Western’s Geology Program will host a Geology Expo in the Atrium on October 27th from 10AM-4PM.

The Geology Expo is an opportunity for people to see and experience the rocks and geology of Wyoming. Identification of rocks is available for community members who would like to bring their own rocks on campus.

Vendors at this year’s Geology Expo will include: Scott’s Rocks, who specialize in local rocks and shaped minerals such as topaz, distinctive quartz samples and others; Windriver Gems, who will have art and jewelry made from Wyoming rocks and minerals; and Cowboy Minerals, who will have mineral samples from around the world for sale. There will also be topographic maps of hiking areas in Wyoming for sale.

Proceeds from the sale of rocks, maps, and minerals from the Western collection will go toward helping Western Geology students.

“I am so excited to offer the Western Geology Expo again this year to the community. This is such a great opportunity to partner with not only local vendors who have amazing art made from Wyoming minerals and rocks, but with state agencies such as The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Geological Survey, who will be on hand to give information on the geology of Wyoming and will have fun activities and resources for kids. I will also be personally identifying any rock samples that community members bring in, and we’ll also have on hand experts who have collected minerals from around the world to help! I’m hoping to see a great crowd and help get more people involved in learning about Wyoming Geology,” said Dana Pertermann, Associate Professor of Geology/Anthropology at Western.

Sponsors of this event include the Geology Program, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Wyoming Geological Survey.

For more information regarding the Geology Expo or the Geology Program at Western, please contact Dr. Dana L. Pertermann at dpertermann@westernwyoming.edu.

 

Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.



For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or aharton@westernwyoming.edu.
 
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