Earth Science Week Kicks off with Sunday at the Quarry

This year, the Sunday at the Quarry event will be held on October 7nd, 2012 at the BMC Aggregates’ Morgan Quarry located just west of Dewar, IA on East Donald Road, just east of the intersection of Elk Run Road and East Donald Road.  Program participants and presentations include University of Northern Iowa Earth Science Department, Iowa Geological Survey, IOWATER, U.S. Geological Survey, Black Hawk County Soil and Water Conservation Watershed Program, Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Society, City of Waterloo, Iowa Learning Farms, and many more.  There will be programs for young and old, Scouts, School Groups, all youth organizations, the general public and everyone interested in the Earth Sciences.  Everyone will have the opportunity to do rock, fossil, and mineral collecting with the Gem and Mineral Society, do a Geology Tour of the Quarry, and many other programs.  The Theme this year is :  “MAPPING OUR RESOURCES.”

Also, for the past several years BMC Aggregates has supplied area Educators with the Earth Science Week Tool Kits produced by the American Geological Institute which include posters, activities, and great information including subject matter CDs.  This year the Tool Kits will again be available from BMC Aggregates at no charge.  Contact our Elk Run Heights office at 319 235 6583 and order yours today.  As a special bonus this year, the UNI Earth Science Department will be co-sponsoring this event with many fascinating activities for Sunday at the Quarry.  Mark the date, October 7nd during the hours of 11 AM to 4 PM at the Morgan Quarry.


Sherman Lundy                                  Chad Heinzel
Geologist                                          Assoc. Professor
BMC Aggregates                                UNI Earth Science Dept.