Earth Science Week: It’s Official in Oregon

WHEREAS: Geology and the other earth sciences are fundamental to the safety, health and welfare of Oregonians and to the economy of Oregon; and WHEREAS: The earth sciences are integral to locating, developing and conserving mineral, energy and water resources needed for Oregon’s continuing prosperity; and WHEREAS: The earth sciences provide the basis for preparing…

Off to Illinois!

After nearly 5 years away, I’m finally taking a trip back to my old home, Illinois. I’m leaving tomorrow, not to return until the 18th. On the schedule: Starved Rock State Park, The Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum of Natural History, and The Adler Planetarium; all of which I haven’t seen in…

Happy Earth Science Week 2010!

Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the world! Take a hike, visit a museum, and take some time to contemplate the environment near your home. What do you take for granted? What do you usually overlook? For me, I often get too busy and fail to appreciate and spend time in…