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SFA Geo-Days

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Geo-Days is an educational workshop that introduces teachers and students to the tools and skills used by geo-scientists to investigate the geology of East Texas with a focus on regional energy resources, including coal, oil and gas. Each workshop will provide an opportunity for students to experience laboratory and field work in a university setting while emphasizing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) college major and potential career.

Each workshop will consist of morning investigations in a geology laboratory setting asking:

  • What type of rocks occur in East Texas, and how did they form?
  • How does coal, oil and gas form throughout East Texas?
  • How do geo-scientists extract coal and petroleum products in East Texas?
  • Why are these resources important to East Texas?

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In the afternoon, students will move outside and will use seismic tools to create vibrations on the ground. 
These vibrations transmit through the subsurface then are recorded to interpret the layers of rock beneath their feet.


 Geo-Days Activity Topics
  • East Texas Energy Resources
  • Rocks of East Texas
  • Sediment Deposition
  • Origin & Distribution of Coal
  • Coal Mining and Uses
  • Origin of Oil and Gas
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Petroleum Extraction

SFA Geo-Days will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Miller Science Building on the SFA campus. Lunch will be provided. Daily workshops are customized for high school and middle school participants.


For more information contact: 
Jana Redfield
Phone:  936-468-5814