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Where are fluids stored in the Earth?

Fluids such as hydrocarbons and water are stored underground in the Earth, but where? This inquiry-based lab activity explores sedimentary rock properties such as porosity and permeability, that make it possible for us to both use resources such as water, oil and natural gas, and also inject and store CO2 underground to mitigate greenhouse gas buildup in the atmosphere.

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What is in the Water you Drink?

Activity: What is in the Water you Drink?
We all drink water. Some of us drink water from the faucet and others only like to drink water from plastic bottles. Some of us like spring water. Others like fizzy water. What are the chemical differences in these types of water? This activity will demonstrate how simple measurements of chemical parameters can tell you about the water you choose to drink.

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Paleo-Climate Analysis using Microfossils

Activity: Paleo-Climate Analysis using Microfossils: A Record of Glacial and Interglacial Climate Cycles Preserved in Marine Sediments
Tiny organisms that live in the world's oceans are well-tuned to the environment in which they live. In fact, when these organisms die, their fossil remains become a permanent record of their oceanic environment, including temperature. This activity will look at how we can determine past changes in climate history using fossils of microscopic marine organisms.

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Geospatial Technology Monitoring of Climate and Environmental Change

Activity: Using Geospatial Technology to Monitor Climate and Environmental Change at Lighthouse Reef Atoll, Belize
Learn what geospatial technology is, and see how it is being applied by EMGI college students to monitor the fragile environment of a Caribbean island. The class of 20 students has completed 2 trips; see and handle several types instruments used to collect the raw data. They have established a baseline of salinity, erosion and deposition, trash buildup and other pieces of the environmental picture of change occurring at Long Caye, in Belize.

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The Energy Crisis: Fact or Fiction, and What You Can do About It

Activity: The Energy Crisis:Fact or Fiction, and what you can do about it?
An overview of the world's energy environment from a petroleum/geology standpoint and some current technologies concerning them, particulary CO2 sequestration. This activity will address common misconceptions concerning our energy environment and how we as students can make a difference. Different paths to jobs in the energy industry will be discussed.

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