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Earth and Environmental Sciences Symposium Oct. 15-18, 2021

Oct 15th @ 10:00 am - Oct 18th @ 4:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Earth Science Week on Sat. Oct, 16. Discover more about the Earth, environment, weather and more during a day full of programming. A panel will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16 in Dinosaur Hall with special guests Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, Dr. Michael Gibson and Dr. Jeff Rogers over Climate Change and its Effect on Water Resources Today.

Schedule of Events

Programs are subject to change. All programs are located in the Tennessee Room unless otherwise specified. 

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

11:30 a.m. Stream Restoration in West Tennessee and its Effects on Fish Diversity with Thomas Blanchard.

Noon The Mysteries of Water on Other Planets with Lionel Crews.

1:30 p.m. The Meandering Nereites Trace Fossil with Jack Garrett.

2:30 p.m. Women in Geoscience with Audrey Pattat, Molly Miller and Shay Briggs.

Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

11:30 a.m. The Lowdown on Groundwater in West Tennessee with Dr. Michael A. Gibson.

Noon The Snails of the 72 million-year-old Coon Creek Formation with Jack Garrett.

12:30 p.m. Storm Stories- Stories from a Student Chaser with Shannon Sullivan.

12:45 p.m. The Geo Game Show with Dr. Jeff Rogers

2 p.m. Climate Change and its Effect on Water Resources Today with Dr. Michael A. Gibson, Lt. Gen. John Castellaw and Dr. Jeff Rogers.

Sun., Oct. 17, 2021

11:30 a.m. All about the Fossils of Coon Creek with Jack Garrett

1 p.m. The History of Earth in 40 Minutes with Nathaniel Newlin

2 p.m. Storm Stories- Stories from a Student Chaser with Shannon Sullivan

3 p.m. Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles in Tennessee with Dr. Michael A. Gibson

Mon. Oct. 18, 2021 

11:30 a.m. Leak Proof Science in a Bag with Savannah Cornelius

12:30 p.m. Surviving in a Desert: Ancient Egypt with Zach Rea

1:30 p.m. Rain Cloud in a Jar with Savannah Cornelius

2:30 p.m. Cover Crops in Agriculture with Bethany Wolters

All programs associated with the event are included with park admission or membership.