Earth Science Week Celebration to Feature Special Guests

On Oct. 16, we will be exploring the exciting world of Earth and Environmental Science. From fossils to game shows to stories from a storm chaser, there will be something for the whole family to enjoy.

Guests will not want to miss a feature panel on “Climate Change and its Effects on Water Resources Today” from special guests Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, 36-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, expert on climate security and founder and CEO of FarmSpace Systems, UTM professor Dr. Michael A. Gibson and UTM professor Dr. Jeff Rogers. The panel will take place in Dinosaur Hall at 2 p.m.

This program is made possible by a partnership with UTM’s Department of Agriculture, Geosciences and Natural Resources.

Student groups will receive free admission. To reserve student group passes email Sheridan Wells at

Schedule of Events

Programs are subject to change. All programs are located in Dinosaur Hall unless otherwise specified. 

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, Tennessee Room.

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

Click here for a full list of events for Earth Science Week.