August 2, 2021

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.

August 3, 2021

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).

August 4, 2021

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.

August 5, 2021

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