ISGS Participates in Boy Scout Merit Badge Seminar

Christopher Stohr presents to Boy Scouts

On March 1, Dan Adomaitis, Kathy Atchley, and Christopher Stohr conducted two Geology Merit Badge Seminars for, respectively, 14 and 17 Boy Scouts at Holy Cross School in Champaign, Illinois. The annual Boy Scout Merit Badge Seminar is organized by Holy Cross Troop 9 of the Prairielands Council of the Boy Scouts of America and attracts more than 500 scouts from Illinois and Indiana. The session included an overview of Illinois geology, an introduction to carbon capture and storage, rock and mineral identification, and a discussion of career options in the field of geology. Minerals and rocks for the seminars were donated by the presenters and by Jared Frieberg, Andrew Stumpf, Peter Berger, and Joan Crockett.