June 25, 2024

Teachers will participate in numerous learning stations and presentations covering: the Illinois oil and natural gas industry in general, petroleum geology, prospecting, legal aspects of the industry, spill remediation, drill stem testing, drilling mud, Illinois-specific geology and developing a prospect. The day will conclude with a tour of an active production site.

June 26, 2024

Teachers will participate in math and science professional development workshops covering middle school petro science, high school/middle school core energy math, high school core energy science, and elementary petro science (with a common core math component).

June 27, 2024

Teachers will tour an oil refinery, a crude oil storage facility, active drilling site in the Illinois Basin and the offices of multiple Illinois operators.

June 28, 2024

Guest speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including: careers in geology, geologist ideas for the classroom, hydraulic fracturing, drilling and producing, coring, looking for an oil show and seismicity.