20th WNY Earth Science Day

Earth Science Day returns for it’s 20th year in 2017!

Penn Dixie’s annual — and biggest — FREE program is back on Saturday October 7 from 9 am to 4 pm!

Learn about our home, Earth, in an outdoors and family-friendly setting. Watch earth scientists as they exhibit and demonstrate various aspects of the profession. View drill rigs and watch a demonstration on rock coring and drilling operations. Sunspots and solar flares will also be visible through our telescopes along with fossil collecting and a variety of other activities.

Exhibitor Registration Page

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Fossil collecting — normally $9 for adults and $7 for children — will be FREE thanks to our sponsors.

Earth Science Day is FREE to the public and will run rain or shine. In honor of our 20th Earth Science Day, our fossil collecting is also FREE thanks to our event sponsors.

Stick around in the evening for our astronomy program and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of three planets plus a look at distant objects such as the open star cluster NGC 869-84 in Perseus. Astronomy begins at 6 pm and is $4/person or FREE for members.

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LLoyd Taco Truck will join us for lunch once again.

Teachers: Download our Earth Science Day Flyer or contact us in advance to schedule your group.

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Want to know how geologists find water and natural gas? Visitors can watch a real drilling demonstration from a local consulting company.

2016 Exhibitors Included:

  • 3rd Rock LLC
  • Aquarium of Niagara
  • Animal Advocates of WNY
  • Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists
  • Buffalo Geological Society
  • Buffalo Museum of Science
  • Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
  • Canisius College Seismographic Station
  • Cradle Beach
  • Earth Dimensions, Inc.
  • Ecology & Environment, Inc.
  • Erie County Department of Environment and Planning
  • Evangola State Park
  • Lloyd Taco Trucks
  • Past & Present Rock Shop
  • Penn Dixie Site
  • Reinstein Woods/NYS DEC
  • SJB/Empire Geo Services, Inc.
  • StratResources Geologic Consulting, LLC
  • SUNY Brockport Earth Science and Meteorology Club
  • SUNY Buffalo Undergraduate & Graduate Geology Clubs
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — Buffalo
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Our first Earth Science Day: Saturday October 17, 1998. From The Buffalo News.