Click here for more information about the One Shared Place video contest celebrating geoheritage and geoscience. Leading up to Earth Science Week 2016, The American Geosciences Institute invites educators and their students to form teams to enter the video contest. Teams will work together to submit a brief, 30- to 90-second original video that tells viewers about an outdoor place that is special to them, including relating the place to elements of geoheritage and geoscience as they relate to their “one shared place” of significance.
"Our Heritage in Earth Systems"
Our geoscience heritage, or “geoheritage,” is the collection of natural wonders, landforms, and resources that have formed over eons to take their present shape. Geoscientists study the Earth systems — the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). With a camera, you can show evidence of the ways Earth systems have interacted over time to form the geoheritage around your home, neighborhood, school, workplace, or local public spaces. In a photo, illustrate geoheritage in your community. More info.
"Seeing Earth Heritage"
Earth science is the study of Earth systems — our planet’s land, water, air, and living things. These systems have been affecting each other for billions of years, as in the way wind has shaped the landscape or the way falling rain has nourished plants. Our natural heritage is the evidence of these past processes that we see today, such as the shapes of mountains, seashores, and forests formed over many years. Can you create a picture that shows how Earth systems have interacted over time to shape our world? Use artwork to show “Earth heritage” in the world around you. More info.
"Sharing and Caring for Our Geoheritage"
Our geoscience heritage, or “geoheritage,” is the collection of natural wonders, landforms, and resources that have formed over eons and come to this generation to manage, use, and conserve effectively. Whether a natural arch, geyser, or other evidence of our planet’s spectacular past, examples of geoheritage are in many ways unique and irreplaceable. Geoscientists play an important role in identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing geoheritage sites. How do such experts determine which natural resources to use and which to preserve? How do they evaluate a location’s geoheritage significance, rarity, vulnerability, and other factors? Focusing on one geoheritage site, explain why it is designated and managed the way it is. More info.