For 10 years old and up
These classes are inquiry based; hands-on activities and experiments are the core of all classes. The activities and experiments are from ISGS Geo Activities by the Illinois State Geological Survey, funded by a National Science Foundation Grant.
$12/ child members, additional siblings $9/child
$16/ child non-members, additional siblings $13/ child
Water from the Ground: September 18
Experiment with porosity to see how geology controls our water resources and how ground water moves through unconsolidated materials.
Your Ecological Address: October 9
Identify your watershed. Experiment with capacity of aquifers and water production rates.
Earth Science Week: "Earth's Connected Systems": October 12-18
NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY: October 15
A Well Placed Well: October 23
Discover variables effecting depth of the water table. Identify the difference between "aquifer" and "aquiclude."
Geology All Around Us: November 6
Discover just how important geology is in everyday lives.
Interpreting Earth's History: November 20
Apply principles of superposition, original horizontality, cross-cutting relationships and uniformitarianism.
Build Illinois: December 11
Build a 3-Dimensional map of Illinois to show its geologic history and sedimentary structures.