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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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Giant Spider Crab Restored after 35 Year Absence

lightbox-spotlight-rutgers-geology-museum-giant-spider-crab-returns-to-museumGiant Crab Display Comes Back to Rutgers Geology Museum Three years of painstaking restoration make century-old gift from Japan look new again Written by Carl Blesch and originally published on Monday, June 22, 2015 for Rutgers Today Japan sent several of its young citizens to Rutgers in the late 1800s to receive a Western education, and it showed its appreciation to the university in a big and unique way – with the gift of an 11-foot-wide exoskeleton of a giant spider crab native to that country’s waters. Rutgers mounted the gift with pride on the balcony wall...

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