Participating in Educational Events
Daniel Adomaitis ran a booth, conducted activities, and met with students as part of the Third Annual Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Career Day held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on October 1, 2009. The event offered high school and junior high students an opportunity to explore careers in the transportation industry; Adomaitis' booth focused on the importance of the geosciences to transportation issues. Fifteen schools and more than 250 students attended the event. Although this event is typically restricted to IDOT participants, ISGS was invited to attend this year.
Chris Stohr discussed glaciers, the glacial history of Illinois, and "Illinois from Outer Space" during an education day at Fairmont Minerals at Wedron, Illinois, on October 14, 2009. Exhibits and demonstrations were made by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Wedron Silica, Dyno Nobel, and other groups. More than 200 students from Ottawa High school attended.