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Call for Volunteers

Help us entertain and inform about 500 community members about how fun and interesting earth science is! We need over 50 volunuteers to create or help facilitate hands-on activities, lead building tours, greet guests, etc. This is a great way to showcase your student club, community organization, or research. Many of our professors give extra credit to undergraduates who volunteer.

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Join us for a night of volcanoes, meteorites, water, earthquakes, minerals, fossils, dinosaurs and more!

Have a rock you want identified? Who doesn't!

Learn about Utah's beautiful landscapes!

See firsthand new technologies such as augmented reality and drones that are being used in geology!

Discover very cool college degrees and careers related to Geology, Geophysics, Geological Engineering, Earth Science, and Environmentalism!

The dirt...

Free and fun for all ages!

Tenatively scheduled for February 9, 2024.

Sutton Building, 115 S. 1460 E, SLC UT; search for "Sutton Building - FASB - Bld 12" on the Campus Map.

Limited, free parking: (If you should receive a parking ticket while parking in one of these lots, please email the ticket to

  • Parking garage at 100 S 1455 E (only floors 2-4)
  • U lot north of the Kennecott Engineering Building
  • Two A lots north of A. Ray Olpin University Union

Additional parking in paid lots:

  • South of William Browning Building
  • East of the A. Ray Olpin University Unio

  • Tour our amazing collection of rocks, minerals, fossils gems, and meteorites!
  • Over two dozen of fun, hands-on activities & games about meteorites, rocks, dinosaurs, arches, earthquakes, volcanoes, fossils, snow melt, etc.!
  • Featured Presentation 
  • Delicious refreshments at 8pm!
  • Photo ops with Stomp, our dinosaur mascot!
  • Learn about exciting degrees and careers in the geosciences!
  • Win cool geology-themed prizes!
  • Bring in your rocks for identification by an expert!
  • Buy inexpensive & beautiful geological maps, rocks, t-shirts, and toys!

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Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date on all exciting department events and news.

  • University of Utah Geology and Geophysics – Facebook and Youtube
  • UofUGG – Twitter and Instagram

  • Dr. Randall Irmis, "Unearthing Utah's Lost Worlds: New Discoveries from the Age of Dinosaurs"

  • Dr. Brenda Bowen "Dynamics of the Changing Bonneville Salt Flats"

  • Jeffery Moore, "Dynamic Arches: The Hidden Movements of Utah’s Iconic Landforms"

  • Dr. Marjorie Chan, "Red Rocks from Earth to Mars"

Featured Presenter


Last Updated: 9/28/23