Playing Mother Nature: Modeling Extreme Earth Phenomena at Your Fingertips

Presented by School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences - Georgia Institute of Technology

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. Due to cold temperatures, we've moved this event indoors to a building at Georgia Tech.
Did you ever wish you could play the role of “Mother Nature” and alter the Earth system? The School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech is excited to host “Playing Mother Nature: Modeling Extreme Earth Phenomena at Your Fingertips!” We invite Earth science enthusiasts (young and old) to join us to explode a volcano, create weather and earthquakes, alter the Earth’s land and explore rocks and minerals.
The classroom where the event will occur will be L1125 in the Ford ES&T Building. The "L1" floor is one floor below the first floor when participants walk in the main door by the ES&T atrium. We will post signs or have a volunteer help guide you to the classroom.

Scroll down for information about COVID safety guidelines for this event.

Getting There

Parking Info

Visitor Lot 4 (on the corner of Ferst Drive and State Street) is an outdoor parking lot at a rate of $2/hour for up to 4 hours Visitor Lot 5 (on State Street) is a covered parking lot at a rate of $2/hour for the first few hours. Both lots require credit card payment, however in Lot 4 one can pay using the ParkMobile app.

Alternative Transportation

The ES&T Building is closest to the Midtown MARTA station. Walking time is about 17 minutes.

Date and Time

Saturday, March 12th, 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Indoor Event

Georgia Tech Ford ES&T Building, Room L1125
311 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332


Families, High School, Middle School, Elem. School


Price: Free


Earth & Space Science, Nature & Environment
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COVID Considerations

Georgia Tech encourages anyone attending public events to wear a well-fitting face covering (preferably a N95/K95 mask or a surgical mask with a cloth mask over it, for example), to choose social activities that emphasize risk-reduction practices, and for the campus community to participate regularly in campus asymptomatic surveillance testing. Georgia Tech follows the protocols of the University System of Georgia. Full details can be found here, where you'll scroll down to the "Campus Guidelines" section.
As with all ASF events, we ask you to take care of yourself and your community. Stay home if you feel ill, get vaccinated and mask up when in close proximity to others!