Earth Science Week will be held from October 11-17

October 8, 2015

This national and international event is held annually to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 11-17 and will celebrate the theme "Visualizing Earth Systems."

Focus Days

Earth Science Week is happy to annouce special days focusing on specific themes during the week-long celebration, October 11-17, 2015.

Sunday, October 11
International Earthcache Day.
Explore the world with this GPS scavenger hunt!

Monday, October 12
Earth Science Literacy Day.
Learn the fundamentals of geosciences with Earth Science: Big Idea, a video series developed to explain why Earth science literacy is important.

Tuesday, October 13
No Child Left Inside Day. NCLI Day encourages students to go outside and research Earth science in the field like a professional geoscientist.

Wednesday, October 14
National Fossil Day. The fifth annual National Fossil Day is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of fossils.

Thursday, October 15
Geoscience for Everyone Day. Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in the geosciences.

Friday, October 16
Geologic Map Day. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Association of American State Geologists, National Park Service, Geological Society of America, and Esri in partnership with AGI, this special event promotes awareness of the study, uses, importance of geologic mapping for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.

Saturday, October 17
International Archaeology Day
. Hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America, this special event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery.

2015 Theme

“Visualizing Earth Systems.” the theme of Earth Science Week 2015, explores what it means to see our planet through eyes informed by the geosciences. Using technologies ranging from on-site data collection to satellite-based remote sensing, scientists investigate conditions of Earth systems. And today’s geoscientists display their findings in charts, graphs, diagrams, illustrations, photos, videos, computer-generated animations, and 3D-printed creations.

Objectives

More Information

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