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Student, Camryn Kozachek, Presents at National Conference!

CamrynLast month, Camryn Kozachek, one of our undergraduate student researchers, presented her work at the Geological Society of America’s national meeting in Indianapolis!

Camryn came to the Geology Museum in the Fall of 2017 through the Rutgers Aresty Program. Camryn’s research project at the Geology Museum involved working with the museum directors to develop an educational activity to be used in an informal educational setting, like the Museum’s monthly Late Night Events, and the evaluation tools needed to assess the activity's effectiveness.

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Introducing the New Rutgers Geology Museum Mobile App!

Geology Museum Mobile AppThis month, we would like to introduce the new (and free!) Rutgers Geology Museum Mobile App!

After a year of planning and content writing, our app has officially been released! The new app provides a more interactive experience at the Rutgers Geology Museum by offering additional information about many of our exhibits.


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Museum Co-Director Lauren N. Adamo is off to the Swiss Alps!

Our very own Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo has been selected for a PolarTREC Expedition to the Swiss Alps to study the sliding rate of glaciers!

Dr. Adamo in the Swiss Alps.

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is a program that selects formal and informal educators to spend 3 to 6 weeks participating in hands-on research in the Arctic and Antarctic with the goal of increasing interest and awareness of polar science. The program, funded by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), began about 10 years ago and has already provided more than 150 teachers with hands-on field research experience.

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New Patch Tours for Girl and Boy Scout Groups

Girl Scout Fossil PatchWelcome to our new museum blog, where we hope to show our visitors more about the exciting new things happening at the Rutgers University Geology Museum (RUGM)!

The heart and soul of our outreach and education activities at the RUGM has always been our group tour program.  Thousands of K-12 and university students tour our museum each year, while learning about some of our most popular exhibits.  This program has been and will always be free, but we have been working hard to provide new STEM programing that will not only encourage new groups to visit the RUGM, but also encourage other groups to come back again. 

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Schedule a Tour


Looking for a field trip for your school or an outing for your group? How about a guided tour of the Rutgers Geology Museum? Tours can be book through out the year for any group of 10 or more people. Visit our tour information page for more details.

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