May 10, 2011—Recently, the Ohio Geological Survey hosted its second workshop on the geology of central Ohio at the Horace R. Collins Laboratory and Core Repository. Designed for entry-level geotechnical and engineering professionals and earth science educators and students, Central Ohio's Geology in Core and Outcrop Workshop II offered attendees an opportunity to unravel the mysteries of the region's near-surface geology, including glacial and surficial sediments and bedrock. Hands-on activities tested the interpretive skills of workshop participants and introduced them to various environmental, geologic, and engineering characteristics; hydrogeologic properties; potential environmental and geologic hazards; and economic uses of several Quaternary and bedrock units. The Survey has produced a short video recapping the event (see below) and has released the workbook used for the event as an open-file report (click here).
The workshop was made possible by a grant from the Ohio EPA through the Ohio Environmental Education Fund.