Earth Science Week Houston

A Citywide Celebration of Earth Science
October 8-14, 2017

Geologic Map of Texas
Courtesy of HGS

Earth Science Week, the geoscience community's leading public awareness campaign, reaches over 50 million people a year through instructional materials, events, promotions, media coverage, and the Internet. The celebration has taken place annually since its inception in 1998, and Houston has always played a big part!

Earth Science Week Houston's founding partners - the Houston Geological Society and the American Geosciences Institute - invite you to take advantage of the wealth of educational materials, events, and opportunities available:

Houston Events

Houston Activity: Texas Rocks

Earth Science Learning Activities

Spanish/English Education Materials

Participating Houston Organizations

Earth Science Week Houston logo

“Earth and Human Activity” the theme of Earth Science Week 2017. This year's event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet's natural systems and processes.

Earth Science Week 2017 learning resources and activities are engaging young people and others in exploring the relationship between human activity and the geosphere (earth), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life). This year's theme promotes public understanding and stewardship the planet, especially in terms of the ways people affect and are affected by these Earth systems.