Mobile Earth and Environmental Science Lab

The "Geobago" is the outreach vehicle and mobile classroom of the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Appalachian State University. 


Mobile Earth and Environmental Science Lab

The "Geobago" is a renovated RV that was rolled out in September 2018 for the ASU Homecoming Parade and since then, has been in operation visiting schools and informal science centers around the Western North Carolina region and the Piedmont. The mobile lab/ classroom is outfitted with:

  • electrical outlets
  • water source and a wet bench
  • environmental science probes
  • computer technology
  • microscopes 



The Geobago also stores many hands-on activities centered around rock and mineral identification, paleontology, hydrology and environmental science and has already visited schools and informal science centers through out western North Carolina and the Piedmont. Some events it has participated in so far include: Hardin Park School Science Day (Boone), Career Day at Charles McCrary Elementary School (Asheboro), Hiddenite Arts Heritage Festival (Hiddenite), and events at the Schiele Museum in Gastonia, Durham Museum of Life and Science and ETSU Gray Fossil Site in Washington County, TN. 

For more details about the Geobago or information on how to request a visit, please contact GES Outreach Coordinator Marta Toran at