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Ask A Geologist Web Series

Photo of a Child Watching the first 'Ask A Geologist' Event

 

We are proud to present our new virtual series:
Ask A Geologist!

Join us bi-weekly for these online sessions, where we hope to engage children and answer their questions! Like all of our events, this virtual event is completely FREE!

During each event, our geologist will first introduce the day’s geologic topic and then answer your questions about it! Events are primarily aimed at elementary and middle school aged children, but all ages are welcome to join and learn something new!

Send in your questions ahead of time using this form or post one in the online chat during the presentation!

Click on this link to tune into the event!

Event Schedule

Click on the presenters’ names in red to see their presentation slides or click on the topics in red to see a video of the event!

 Date  Time  Geologist Title, Affiliation  Topic
Friday,
March 20
 11:00 AM EST Ria Sarkar  Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Rocks and Minerals
Tuesday,
March 24
 2:00 PM EST Dr. Chris Lepre Assistant Teaching Professor,
Rutgers Earth & Planetary Sciences Dept.
Earth’s Magnetic Field 
Thursday,
March 26
 2:00 PM EST Dr. Karen Bemis Assistant Research Professor,
Rutgers Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences
Hawaii’s 2018 Kilauea Eruption
Tuesday,
March 31
 11:00 AM EST Aidan Taylor  Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Volcanoes
Thursday,
April 2
11:00 AM EST Dr. Rhonda Quinn Associate Professor of Anthropology, Seton Hall University Human Evolution
Tuesday,
April 7
2:00 PM EST Dr. Lauren Adamo Co-Director, Rutgers Geology Museum Geologic Cores
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 9
2:00 PM
EST
Alissa Madera Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Rock Chemistry
Tuesday,
April 14
11:00 AM EST Chris Rowan Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Plate Tectonics
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 16
11:00 AM EST Dr. Lauren Adamo Co-Director,
Rutgers Geology Museum
History of the
Geology Museum
Tuesday,
April 21
 2:00 PM EST Dr. Jake Setera  Postdoctoral Associate,
Cornell University
Age of Rock(s)
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 23
11:00 AM EST Dr. Katherine Bermingham Assistant Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Earth’s Formation
Link to Activity
Tuesday,
April 28
11:00 AM EST Dr. Rob
Sherrell
Professor,
Rutgers Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences
Exploring Antarctica
on a Ship
Link to Activity
Thursday,
April 30
11:00 AM EST Melissa Boyd Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Geology & Paleontology
of Kenya
Tuesday,
May 5
2:00 PM
EST
Dr. Carrie
Ferraro
Associate Director, Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative Co-Facilitator, Rutgers Raritan River Consortium Ocean Zones
Thursday, May 7 11:00 AM EST Dr. Paulo Ruiz Cubillo Research Geologist, National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models of Costa Rica Landslides
Tuesday, May 12 11:00 AM EST Evan Bjonnes Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Brown University Impact Cratering
Thursday, 
May 14
11:00 AM EST Dr. Juliane Gross Associate Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The Moon
Tuesday, 
May 19
11:00 AM EST Dr. Ken Miller Distinguished Professor,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Sea Level Rise
Thursday, May 21 11:00 AM EST Dr. Lynne Trabachino Associate Director,
Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Earth’s Atmosphere
Link to Activity
Tuesday, May 26 2:00 PM EST Mark Yu Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Monsoons
Thursday, May 28 2:00 PM EST Michael Sprague Graduate Student,
Loma Linda University
Pterosaurs
Tuesday, June 2 2:00 PM EST Dr. Sonia Tikoo-Schantz Assistant Professor of Geophysics,
Stanford University
Meteorites
Thursday, June 4 11:00 AM EST Dr. Masha Makarova Postdoctoral Fellow,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Reconstructing
Past Climate using Microfossils
Tuesday, June 9 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Thursday, June 11 11:00 AM EST Sasha Leidman Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Geography
Greenland Glaciology
Tuesday, June 16 2:00 PM EST Dr. David Robinson Distinguished Professor, Rutgers Department of Geography 
& New Jersey State Climatologist
Role of Snow in Climate System
Thursday, June 18 11:00 AM EST Ashlyn Spector Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Mechanisms of Sea Level Rise
Tuesday, June 23 2:00 PM EST Christina Verhagen Graduate Student,
Rutgers Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
The Impact that Killed the Dinosaurs
Thursday, June 25 TBD TBD TBD TBD
Tuesday, June 30 TBD TBD TBD TBD