Old Bill's Fun Run
Please Contribute to Old Bill’s Fun Run
For Geologists of Jackson Hole, 2018
Please remember us during this year’s Old Bill’s Fun Run. Any funds raised will be used to directly support the core mission of the organization:
To inform and educate our members and community about earth science related matters – their broad scope and importance to all of us.
We are proud of our history serving the Jackson community:
Speakers: We bring speakers from universities and other organizations to speak at three monthly lectures about research related to our physical world, ranging from the center of the earth to the literal ends of the universe. We estimate more than 2000 people attended our three monthly meetings in 2017.
Schools: Geologists of Jackson Hole (GJH) work in local schools to support teachers and provide classroom and field trip educational experiences about the physical world around us. We taught to over 1000 local students in 2017. Our members also give talks to various local community organizations ranging from civic groups to youth scouting organizations.
Website: We have a website geologistsofjacksonhole.org that is very active. It has been visited almost 15,000 time by over 9,000 people so far this year. Because there are often overflow crowds at the Teton County Library, we videotape most of our lectures. These videos can be viewed at no cost, through our website on YouTube.
Videos: The videos include almost 100 programs that have experienced over 40,000 views in the last four years. Over the month of July, we had 1,200 views for a total view time of 15,900 minutes.
Field Trips: We organize many geoscience field trips in our local area and host extended field trips to parts of the world with exceptional geological educational opportunities. By offering an understanding of science to both an adult audience and introducing local students to real scientists, we work to educate our citizens and hope the next generation will catch the excitement and reward of careers in the sciences.
Specifically, your Old Bill’s donations over the last several years have allowed us to enhance our ability to bring high quality, out-of-state speakers to our community and increase our in-school participation. This year we added drapes to part of the Senior Center, where we hold our member lunches and hired a bus for a recent field trip.
Thank you for joining us in supporting the Geologists of Jackson Hole through Old Bill’s.
Geologists of Jackson Hole Board