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Interesting Science 3: Video of Earth

Check out this video, posted by Scientific American, of timelapse photos taken from the international space station.  You can see cities, roads, the Aurora, and lightening storms.  Pretty cool.  http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2011/11/14/the-best-video-of-earth-from-space-ever-made/

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Interesting Science 2: An Amazing View from Space

Check out this picture and article from the New York Times.  Yes, a degree in geosciences can have you studying stuff in space too NASA Detects Planet Dancing with a Pair of Stars, NY Times, Sept. 15, 2011.

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Interesting Science 1: Monitoring Groundwater from Space

Geoscientists do really cool things. A scientific idea, born at the University of Texas, has come to fruition in an long term study that monitors the depletion of groundwater by using satellites that detect small changes in the earth’s gravitational field. This is high tech geology, folks, and it is applied to something really important. [...]

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GeoFORCE surrounds kids in spectacular geology, encouraging them to pursue college STEM majors, especially in the geosciences.

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Houston 10th Grade Academy

Sophomores fly to Las Vegas, where we hurry past the one-armed-bandits and onto a bus.   We’ll drive through Arizona and into Utah on day 1.  Then the trip proceeds through Zion National Park, to Glen Canyon Dam, and into the Grand Canyon.  We’ll travel most of that way by bus, and several miles in [...]

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Houston 12th Grade Academy

Seniors fly to Miami and then head out to the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Gulf Coast, and Cape Canaveral.  In addition to great geology, we’ll see all kinds of exotic wildlife including roseate spoonbills, alligators, and manatees; if we are really lucky, we’ll get to see a mama sea turtle laying her eggs.  Let’s [...]

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Houston 11th Grade Academy

Juniors will fly in and out of Portland Oregon.  In between they will cross the Columbia River into Washington State to visit Mt. St. Helens, then head up the river to Cascade Locks, climb Mt. Hood (not on foot, silly, in a bus to the timberline and a ski lift to the snow) descend to [...]

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Houston 9th Grade Academy

Incoming GeoFORCE students start out with a bus trip to Austin, where we will get to know each other and learn a little about geology.  Students will stay at the University of Texas in dorms, and we’ll see the campus and the local geology.  Then we hop a plane to Tampa Florida, head down the [...]

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