by the
Governor of the State of California

WHEREAS, earth science is the study of the origin, structure and physical phenomena of the earth; and

WHEREAS, earth sciences and the development of mineral resources are fundamental to the health, safety, welfare and economy of this Great State; and

WHEREAS, understanding earth sciences can help Californians prepare for natural events such as earthquakes, erosion and landslides, and help lessen some of their disastrous effects; and

WHEREAS, during Earth Science Week 1999 variety of state and national organizations will be using this opportunity to increase education and awareness about earth sciences;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gray Davis, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim October 8-14, 2000  as "Earth Science Week."

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 13th day of July 2000.

 Gray Davis
Bill Jones
Secretary of State