MAY 19, 2012

Mary Hockaday—who teaches the 4thgrade at Mountainview Elementary (Waco, ISD)— brought 47 students to the geology department for a field trip. Sharon Browning and I organized an educational event around the theme of earthquakes and tsunamis. The students viewed video footage from the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Hands-on demonstrations and activities allowed the kids to learn about the geologic principles of earthquakes and tsunamis with our graduate students. Graduate students Hallie Mintz, Ryan Morgan, Mark Speckien, Dominic Evanzia, and David Ju volunteered their time to do science with the children.