Houston Geologic Society Earth Science Week field trip with Prof. Dzuryak!

On behalf of John-Franklin Dzuryak, professor of geology 

I visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science with 15 of my students (about 23 total including family and friends) for the Houston Geologic Society Earth Science Week field trip.  The trip was to the fourth floor of the museum in the newly renovated Energy Hall.  There were docents from the museum and the HGS around to help us learn and gets some hands on experiences.  We learned about where oil and hydrocarbons come from, how plate tectonics plays an important role in hydrocarbon development, we were able to touch real oil rocks, determine how oil is trapped underground, and everyone received a free mineral sample on their way out.  It’s was really emPOWERing!