Sunday, April 17, 2016

Texas Education on iTunes U

Two of our podcasts, Geology Kitchen and East Texas Explorer were recently selected to be a part of Texas Education on iTunes U, a free multimedia content to educators, students, and parents in Texas and around the world from the Texas Education Agency!  You can find it on iTunes HERE.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Traveling the El Camino Real

Devin explores a portion of the the historical El Camino Real trail from western Louisiana to east Texas in this new video:

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Geology Kitchen #13 - Feldsparty

Good news! It's time for an all new Geology Kitchen!

Feldspars are the second most common group of minerals on Earth. The are important contributors to soils as they weather relatively easily to form clays. Potassium, Sodium and Calcium are the most common elements in Feldspars passed on to plants and animals, and are all elements critical to human life.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Naranjo Museum of Natural History

We found a hidden gem in Lufkin, TX: The Naranjo Museum of Natural History!  Devin checks it out in this new video:

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Lunar, the Better

When you think of the small East Texas town of Lufkin you might not immediately think of fossils, dinosaurs and space travel but those are some of the topics covered in the town's little known (at least I had never heard of it) Naranjo Museum.

But among the impressive dinosaur skeletons and archaeological specimens is the museum's most impressive piece...which came from a long distance to its East Texas resting place.

That's right, the world's largest moon rock on display can be found in Lufkin, TX!  It was collected by the Apollo 14 mission and was permanently loaned to the museum by NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  Here's a close look at the 4 billion year old specimen:

The moon is approximately hundreds of thousands of miles away so if you want to see a big piece of it you're probably a lot better off heading to Lufkin.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Daisy Bradford No. 3 Discovery Well

Devin takes a look at the history of the Daisy Bradford No. 3 Discovery Well which brought about the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field and Oil Boom of East Texas: