Museum Friends Meeting

Join the Rutgers Geology Museum as we host distinguished professors and lecturers from around the country to discuss new and exciting discoveries in the fields of geology, anthropology, astronomy, paleontology, natural resources, evolution and more!

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These public lectures are held at the Geology Museum in the spring and/or fall and are sponsored by the generous support of the Friends of the Geology Museum. A small reception will follow each of these lectures. Although it is not required, prior registration for these events is suggested since Friends Meetings are on a first come first serve basis and can fill up pretty quickly. By registering prior to the event, you will be sure to have a spot and a more enjoyable experience. Please contact the museum staff if you have any questions about this event.

 

2018 Museum Friends Talk

JOIDES Resolution Drilling ShipOcean Drilling: Past, Present, and Future

Presented by Rutgers Professors Dr. Kenneth Miller and Dr. James Wright

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8 pm at the Rutgers University Geology Museum

Dr. Miller will be discussing future estimates of sea level rise using the information gained from Expedition 313 (offshore) and Leg 174AX (onshore).
Dr. Wright will be speaking about the future directions of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

To RSVP for this event please visit our Friends Meeting RSVP Form or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Past Friends of the Geology Museum Speakers

  • Bill Shankle, Monmouth Amateur Paleontologist Society (MAPS)
  • Dr. Carla Yanni, Rutgers University
  • AJ Blandford, Rutgers University
  • Erika Gorder, Rutgers University
    "History of the Geology Museum"
  • Dr. Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Rutgers University
    "Tracking North Atlantic Deep Water Circulation Changes from the Eirik Drift"
  • Dr. Tony Broccoli, Rutgers University
    "A Geological Perspective on Climate Change: Past, Present and Future"
  • Dr. Kelsey Bitting, The University of Kansas
    "Delaware River: Glacial Maximum to Modern Day"
  • Dr. James Wright, Rutgers University
    "Geologic Examples for a Warming Earth"
  • Dr. Christopher Lepre, Rutgers University
    "Detangling Environmental Factors of Hominin Evolution in East Africa"
  • Richard Mortlock, Rutgers University
    "Unraveling the Ups and Downs of Sea Level with Fossil Corals"
  • Bruce Mohn, Rutgers University
    "Bringing Them Back to Life: The Science and Art of Dinosaur Reconstruction"
  • Dr. Emma Rainforth, Ramapo College
    "Variability in Growth Measurements in Ceolophysis: Implications for Dinosaurs Speed Estimates from Trackways."
  • Dr. Sorena Sorensen, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
    "Jadeitite and the History of Subduction Zone Fluids"

Event Information

Events

Saturday Tour Day
19 Jan 2019 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Once a month, the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There...
51st Annual Open House
26 Jan 2019 09:00AM - 03:00PM
Our 51st Annual Open House will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9am to 3 pm! Join us for ...
Egypt Late Night
06 Feb 2019 04:00PM - 08:00PM
Get wrapped up in our Egypt Night as we learn about mummies and explore Ancient Egyptian Culture! D...
Saturday Tour Day
16 Feb 2019 10:00AM - 01:00PM
Once a month, the Geology Museum offers guided tours to pre-arranged groups on the weekends. There...

Upcoming Events

Click on the link below to download a flyer with a list of our upcoming events during the spring of 2018.