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The Department of Geology and Environmental Science provides opportunities for K-12 students, the public community, and contributes their expertise to K-12 environmental science curriculum reform. Most notably, the department is home to the JMU Mineral Museum, destination for serious collectors, rockhounds and students of all ages. The museum will reopen to the public in in its new location in late April with the premiere of the Peter L. Via Collection, expanding its dazzling display to almost 375 sparkling specimens.

Other Examples

~Hosting a pop-up style exhibit that provides numerous hands-on experiences for all ages to learn about the science of ocean drilling, past climates, plate tectonics, and microbial life deep beneath the seafloor. 

~Working with others across the country on developing best-practices curriculum in climate change education

~Collaborating with other institutions on developing and understanding inclusive geoscience field experiences for students with mobility disabilities.

Get Involved!

Geoscience students and faculty interested in giving back and making a difference through outreach, learn about the many opportunities and how to get started here.

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