The University of the Philippines Geological Society is inviting you to partake in their flagship event, The National Geology Congress. This year, the UP Geological Society celebrates the 8th incarnation of the event through a week-long series of activities that aims to reach out to high school students and teachers to promote and encourage knowledge in geological sciences.
Taking place from March 22 to March 26, the event will be divided into four events: the Earth Science Teachers’ Webinar, the Highschool Students’ Webinar, Geology Students’ Forum, and the DIWA Infographic Contest Update. On March 22, The National Geology Congress formally begins with the Earth Science Teachers’ Webinar. This webinar aims to help geology teachers effectively teach in the “new normal”. On March 24, the congress resumes with the High School Students’ Webinar. This particular webinar will inform students about the Philippine’s geologic past and present. The webinar will cover a fascinating trio of topics: paleontology, volcanology, and metamorphism. The third and final webinar is The Geology Students’ Forum, and will take place on the 26th of March. The forum is headlined by five notable speakers from different fields who will come together to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on geoscience as a whole. Finally, the congress will also be holding the DIWA Infographic Contest, where students ranging from the 9th to 12th grades compete in creating informative infographics that serve to enrich their knowledge in geology. Overall, the webinars and contests featured in The National Geology Congress will culminate in the increased awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of geology in the Philippines.
Once again, the event will be held from March 24-26 via zoom. If you are interested in participating, or if you would like to learn more about The National Geology Congress, then visit the UP Geological Society’s Facebook and Twitter for all relevant information.