Geology Department Annual Fall Picnic

When: Friday, September 15th at 3 p.m.

Where:  Ellicott Creek Park Shelter 10 A & B – Niagara Falls Blvd. & Ellicott Creek Rd

What: Good time to hang out with your peers and faculty! The Department will provide,  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and Soft Drinks. If you can, please bring something to share (chips, salad, dessert…)

Want to help set up or clean up? E-mail Alane <>

Upcoming Outreach Event – Penn Dixie’s 20th Annual WNY Earth Science Day

When: Saturday, 10/7 from 9 am – 4 pm
Where:  Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve – 4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY 14219
What: We’ve participated in WNY Earth Science Day for over 6 years as it is an amazing event. Over 500 people attend each year, and this year’s attendance expected to be around 1,000. Executive Director and UB Geology alum, Dr. Phil Stokes, has invited UB Geology to participate again this year. We spend the day talking to parents/students about the programs offered through the department, and running demonstrations pertaining to mineral identification, groundwater flow, seismic waves, and plate tectonics. There are usually plenty of volunteers, so first timers will have a chance to wander around collecting fossils, watch the drill rig extract a core, see the other exhibits, etc.

Volunteers Needed!!! If you are interested please send me an email to Carolyn at