Many students and teachers are learning about science by visiting the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana.

Many students and teachers are learning about science by visiting the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Montana.

Since 1997, the Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee has given awards, including cash and scholarships, at annual Montana Tech Science & Engineering Fairs to students with projects that explore topics related to the Berkeley Pit.

Are you interested in doing a science project on the Berkeley Pit or a related issue? Would you like to research the Berkeley Pit for a school project?

PitWatch can help. Send an email expressing your interest to info@pitwatch.org and the Berkeley Pit Public Education Committee can help connect you with scientists and technical professionals working on Berkeley Pit issues.

 

2 Responses so far.

  1. Morgan Oie says:

    Would like to do a science project for 7th grade on the Pit. Can I get water samples? Thank you.

    • PitWatch says:

      We always welcome questions related to science projects on the Berkeley Pit. Water samples are considered hazardous substances, so some caution must be taken when working with samples. To learn more about proper handling and how you can get water samples, contact: Nick Tucci (ntucci@mtech.edu), Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology. The Clark Fork Watershed Education Program should also be able to assist you. You can find their contact info at this link. Plus contact us directly via info@pitwatch.org if you would like more information.

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