Maine State Museum Helps 800+ Maine Students Prepare For A Future Of Busting Rocks

Scientists, artists, educators, and industry professionals from around Maine will gather at the Maine State Museum on October 19, 2011 for the annual Maine Earth Science Day. Curious visitors of all ages will be invited to discover and explore Maine’s geology and earth products. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m.

“Over 800 students from throughout the state are already signed up to attend Maine Earth Science Day. We’ll have many activities, such as gold panning and exploring how to quarry granite,” commented the museum’s chief educator, Joanna Torow. “Scientists, industry professionals, artists, and educators will show the many ways that earth science affects every aspect of our lives.”

Maine Earth Science Day’s exhibitors come from throughout the state and include the Maine Granite Museum, Maine Archaeological Society, Pike Industries, Poland Spring Bottling Company, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Gold Prospectors – Central Maine Chapter, U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Geological Survey, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Dragon Products, Co., Maine Geographic Alliance, Maine Energy Education Association, Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club, and the Maine State Museum.

Admission to the museum is free of charge all day. Teachers or parents bringing groups of students are urged to make reservations by completing a reservation form on the museum’s website: www.mainestatemuseum.org/learn.

For more information, check the museum’s website: www.mainestatemuseum.org

October 17, 2011
Maine State Museum