Brown bag: Geologic Map Day

Brown Bag Lunch Program: Celebrating Geologic Map Day

On Wednesday, October 17, as a part of Earth Science Week, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy will celebrate the first-annual Geologic Map Day with a brown-bag lunch program in Charlottesville.  Geoscientists from DMME’s Division of Geology and Mineral Resources will present a sampling of geologic maps from across the Commonwealth to demonstrate how maps help us understand Virginia’s complex geology.

Geologic maps tell the story of Virginia’s natural history through time, show where energy and mineral resources are located, how rivers and waterways were formed, where landslides and earthquakes have happened, and much more.  Learn how geologic maps are made and how they are used to wisely manage and protect our natural resources on Geologic Map Day.  The public and press are invited.  Bring your lunch.

What:   Celebrating Geologic Map Day (Brown Bag Lunch Program)

When:   Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Where:  Department of Forestry Training Room
900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville

Point of Contact:       Matt Heller, Mapping Program Manager
434-951-6351
matt.heller@dmme.virginia.gov

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