Focus Days

Girl with compass
Patrick Marchwiak

Earth Science Week is happy to annouce special days focusing on specific themes during the week-long celebration, October 9-15, 2016.

Sunday, October 9
International Earthcache Day.
Explore the world with this GPS scavenger hunt!

Monday, October 10
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 11
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 12
National Fossil Day. The fifth annual National Fossil Day is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of fossils.

Thursday, October 13
Geoscience for Everyone Day. Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in the geosciences.

Friday, October 14
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 15
International Archaeology Day
. Hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America, this special event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery.