In Search of Earth's Secrets: a Pop-Up Science Encounter

 

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(Illustrations courtesy of Alice Feagan, illustrator of "Uncovering Earth's Secrets" by author Kevin Kurtz)

In Search of Earth's Secrets is an interactive, hands-on exhibit about the science research ship the JOIDES Resolution and the hidden discoveries about the earth that its scientists are uncovering through ocean floor core drilling. The exhibit includes six learning stations. There is also a 40-foot long inflatable replica of the JOIDES Resolution which will be set up at select events as weather and space allow. Learn all about the exciting topics highlighted in the exhibit:

Drilling the Deep | What's a Core? | Geology Under the Sea | Quakes & Waves  
Deep Sea Fossils | Dino Doomsday | Deep Dark Life  

 
















"SHIP" & EXHIBIT ITINERARY


Teen Volunteers are needed to be exhibit docents! Use this form to register for a training session and volunteer times: https://tinyurl.com/TeenOceanVol 


The JOIDES Resolution and the In Search of Earth's Secrets exhibit dock in Stillwater from April-June, 2022. Stillwater teams will continue to add updates for public exhibition dates/times and special programming events. The current schedule for the exhibit includes:

Ship setup when at an outdoor location will be dependent on the weather.

April 1-12: Oklahoma State University

Date     Time     Location       Description
                 
April 2
Sat
    11 am-1 pm     Noble Research Center &
International Lawn
  Open exhibit times for the public, and visit the
OSCMS Rock Swap
                 
April 4-7
Mon-Thur
    11 am-1 pm     Noble Research Center &
International Lawn
  Open to OSU students, faculty & staff
                 
April 8
Fri
    4:30-5:30 pm     Noble Research Center &
International Lawn
  Open to Boone Pickens School
of Geology alumni
                 
April 11-12
Mon-Tues
    11 am-1 pm     Noble Research Center &
International Lawn
  Open to OSU students, faculty & staff

April 16: Stillwater Public Library Debut (10 am-4pm)
Come check out the exhibit to receive a free copy of the book "Uncovering Earth's Secrets" by Kevin Kurtz which explores the fascinating work of ocean floor core drilling and the JOIDES Resolution. The ship will be set up outdoors.

April 19-28: Stillwater Public Library (Ship will not be set up on these dates)

Date     Time     Location       Description
                 
April 19
Tues
    4-6 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
April 21
Thur
    4-8 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
April 23
Sat
    12-4 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
April 24
Sun
    1-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
April 26
Tues
    4-6 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
April 28
Thur
    4-8 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public

May 2-19: Yale Public Library and Yale High School

Special arrangements can be made for groups by calling the Yale Library at 918-387-2135

Date     Time     Location       Description
                 
May 2
Mon
    10am - 5:30 pm     Yale Public Library   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
May 3
Tues
    10am - 7 pm     Yale Public Library   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
May 4
Wed
    10am - 6 pm     Yale Public Library   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
May 5
Thur
    10am - 5:30 pm     Yale Public Library   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
May 6
Fri
    10am - 5 pm     Yale Public Library   Open exhibit times for the public

 

May 31-June 12: Stillwater Public Library  

Teen Volunteers are needed to be exhibit docents! Use this form to register for a training session and volunteer times: https://tinyurl.com/TeenOceanVol 

Do you have a Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop that would like to schedule a time to visit the exhibit? Email Elizabeth at elizabeth.murray@stillwater.org to coordinate a time.

 

Date     Time     Location       Description
                 
May 31
Tues
    12-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 1
Wed
    12-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 2
Thur
    12-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 4
Sat
    1-4 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public & Summer Reading Kickoff
                 
June 5
Sun
    1-4:45 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 7
Tues
    12-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public

                 
June 8
Wed
    12-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 9
Thur
    12-5 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 11
Sat
    11 am-3 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public
                 
June 12
Sun
    1-4:45 pm     2nd-floor auditorium   Open exhibit times for the public

 

June 15-June 26: Oklahoma State University

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The “In Search of Earth’s Secrets” exhibit has been made possible by the International Ocean Discovery Program and the National Science Foundation.

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