Students walking down the stairs from the courtyard to the engineering complex

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A Monument to Kansas Geology

The Earth, Energy, and Environment Center mimics the geologic cross section of Kansas while integrating the giants that ruled the ocean in prehistoric times.

The Mosasaur and Sea Turtle

A museum-worthy fossil display adorns the EEEC atrium: a mosasaur chasing a sea turtle from the Cretaceous Niborara Formation, both casts of fossils collected in the state of Kansas.

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Underside of the fossil of the sea turtle in Slawson Hall

Casting a net on giant fossils

The mosasaur and sea turtle have a unique history in Kansas. Once filled with an oceanic environment, these creatures once roamed the seas in the current flat state.
A zoomed in view of a section of Stromatolitic Jasper

How a rock contributed to human life

Curious about the importance of geology in our every day life? The stromatolitic jasper displayed at Slawson Hall is one example of how the earliest forms of life were able to form about 2.45 billion years ago.
Students walking down the stairs on the west side of Slawson Hall

The inspiration behind the EEEC

The architecture of the EEEC is replicative of the state's geologic cross section as well as the state stone, Limestone.
Students walking under the bridge between Slawson and Ritchie Halls into the courtyard

G-Hawk Courtyard

A stone throw away from Ritchie, Slawson, and Lindley Hall, the G-Hawk Courtyard contains rocks collected by scientists from all over the world. Join in harvesting your own collection or learn about significant geologic specimens while visiting KU.

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We want to show you around! Help us plan for your trip at the EEEC by completing a quick online form. All visits must be made in advance.