Photography Contest

"Connections in My Community"

Earth science is the study of the geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things). These spheres or Earth systems are continually affecting and influencing one another all around us. In our homes, in our neighborhoods, in our workplaces, and in our public gathering places, we can observe the dynamic interactions of “Earth system science.” In a photograph, capture evidence of the connections of Earth systems in your community. More info.

Visual Arts Contest

"Earth's Connected Systems and Me"

Earth scientists — or geoscientists — study land, water, air, and living things. In particular, these scientists pay attention to the ways these “connected systems” affect each other. Scientists study, for example, how water shapes the land, how living things use air, and how air and water act on each other. How do these connected systems affect you? Use artwork to show how land, water, air, and living things are connected in the world around you. More info.

Essay Contest

"Earth System Science in Today's World"

Our planet’s land, water, air, and living things each affect and are affected by one another. Earth scientists observe these interactions among Earth systems — the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Scientists study these interactions to seize opportunities and address challenges in areas such as harnessing energy, farming land, ensuring safe water, preparing for natural disasters, protecting the environment, and building communities. Explain one way that geoscientists’ study of Earth’s connected systems is helping to improve the world today. More info.

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