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GSH Outreach Committee Activities - May 2022

By Lisa Buckner

Photos were taken by Huw James

Rene' Mott and Lisa Buckner show inside of the Find the Oil “magic box"

Saturday, Apr. 9 - Reach for the Stars! STEM Festival for middle school girls at Rice University 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Event was sold out (200 girls + chaperones). Huw James, Rene’ Mott and Lisa Buckner hosted and outdoor exhibit booth and gave away 150 GSH logo coiled toy springs and “Earth is Calling” brochures. We demonstrated P& S wave motion using a rainbow coiled toy spring, explained seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation. We also also explained how geophysics applies to renewable energy. Some of the girls also tried to Find the Oil in the “magic box”. They made depth measurements using a laser tape measurer, graphed them and then selected a well location. Students looked at a rock and mineral sample collection including one from the Hockley salt mine, cut-away geophone and ION interpreted Gulf Coast regional seismic line.

The keynote speaker at the event was Dr. Nicola J. Fox, Director of the NASA Heliophysics Science Division. Go to for more information about the eve


Upcoming outreach events where we will host an educational booth needing volunteers

October 8, 2022

(9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)


October 15, 2022

(11:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Energy Day Festival @Sam Houston Park

November 5, 2022

(8:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) @HMNS

Do you know of a school that has a career day seeking speakers, career fair or science night at which GSH might be able to host an educational booth?

If so, please contact Lisa Buckner at and we can work together to bring awareness of geophysics to the students.



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