Last week we explored the tell-tale signs of igneous rocks. This week the Geology Gents explore the mysteries of sedimentary scenes. Next week: you guessed, metamorphic rocks!
This week the Geology Gents are doing a little digging into the backstory of one of our three rock types — igneous rocks!
The Geology Gents are on the case! Follow the clues and learn how to identify if the rock you’ve cornered is igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic.
This week’s Rockin’ Pop-Up explores the building blocks of rocks: minerals! Join Gavin and Graham for an exploration of how elements bond together to create the minerals that form various rocks.
Week two of our virtual Rockin’ Pop-Up is all about the tools of the trade! We’re thinking about the questions you must ask of the rocks that you find and the tools you will need to answer those questions.
This live program was held on May 4, 2020 and features a presentation from Christian Schwarz in conversation with Marisa Gomez, Public Programs Manager.
The world is changing rapidly — and not just in the way we’re all currently experiencing! Citizen science or community science is an immensely popular model of engaging the natural world, and can be done even while physically distancing.
Using mushrooms and the community of people who admire them as lenses to focus our discussion, we’ll talk about where we’ve come from with traditional science and where community science is taking us.
The Geology Gents get us started with an introduction to rock types and an overview of rock formations in Santa Cruz.
In honor of the halfway point between the start of spring and the start of summer, make an ecologically conscious flower crown.
Post by Marisa
Reuse materials from your home to create a tool to help you observe the secret world of insects more closely — a bug net!
Post by Marisa
Science Illustrator Megan Gnekow shares the story behind her piece, “Plovers in the Dunes,” featured in this year’s The Art of Nature exhibit.
This is an excerpt from a longer conversation with Megan hosted live on Facebook on April 10, 2020. Watch the full program here.