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Find Your Science at GSA
15 October 2013
GSA Release No. 13-62
GSA Contact:
Christa Stratton
Director of Education, Communication, & Outreach
DMNS Contact:
Charlotte Hurley,
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Museum Participates in Geological Society of America Annual Meeting

Dr. Scott Sampson to Deliver Free Public Lecture

DENVER, Colo., USA; 15 Oct. 2013: Dr. Scott Sampson, vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will present a free public lecture in conjunction with the 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, being held 27–30 October 2013 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Free Public Event

For the Love of Nature: Bridging the Human-Nature Divide in the 21st Century
Saturday, October 26, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Mile High Ballroom 2 AB / 3 AB
In this presentation, Dr. Scott Sampson, vice president of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, charts a pathway toward a nature-rich future. Key elements of this journey include abundant multisensory experiences in the outdoors combined with nature literacy tied to local place. Sampson proposes that it is through the lens of place-based understanding that earth sciences play an essential role, contributing to a deep time story that encompasses stars, planets, life, and us. Learn more at

Celebrating 125 Years of Advances in Geoscience
GSA’s Annual Meeting is an important forum for exchanging current geoscience research, honoring scientific achievement, and providing opportunities for discussion and fellowship among scientists and students. At this year’s 125th anniversary celebration, particular emphasis will be placed upon the accomplishments of the geological sciences and the Society over the past 50 years as we look to the future. Highlights include a record number of technical sessions and symposia, a large exhibit hall, and numerous special events including a new geology-inspired symphony (Formations) to be performed by the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra at a gala black-tie dinner. More than 8,000 geoscientists are expected to attend.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check, or call +1-303-370-6000.
About The Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 25,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and supports all levels of earth science education. Find out more at