June 27, 2023

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, drilling and producing in Illinois, hydraulic fracturing, geological logging, industry regulation, rock cutting evaluation, well stimulation, seismic activity, permeability and emergency spill response.

June 28, 2023

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 29, 2023

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 30, 2023

Guest speakers will discuss a variety of topics, including: careers in geology, geologist ideas for the classroom and Illinois oil well record keeping.