April 02, 2007

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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The geology department at Bucknell University will host an open house Saturday, April 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the O'Leary Center.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult to the open house, which will have many activities geared toward elementary school children.

Activities will include interactive displays of rocks, minerals and fossils with a focus of examining how geology is influential in daily life.

Exhibits and experiments

"There will be exhibits and experiments in each of our teaching spaces on the first and second floors of the building," said Mary Beth Gray, associate professor of geology at Bucknell, "and major analytical instruments will be in use."

One entire room will be dedicated to a display of fluorescent materials. Another room will be dedicated to planetary geology presentations. And geology faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions.

"If you have a few rocks, minerals or fossils that you would like to be identified, bring them and a geology expert will identify them for you," said Gray.

The O'Leary Center for Geology and Psychology is located on Seventh Street. For more information, call 577-1382.

For more information about the geology department, see http://www.bucknell.edu/Geology.xml

Posted April 2, 2007