Delaware

Message from State Geologist

John H. Talley

Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner, Lt. Governor John C. Carney, Jr., and the
Delaware Geological Survey are proud to be involved with the celebration of
National Earth Science Week. The Survey actively participates in bringing
Earth Science information to school children at all grade levels through
outreach talks and demonstrations in classrooms, and through tours of the
Delaware Geological Survey Building. We encourage inerested students and
citizens to visit with us at the Survey to learn about geology, hydrology,
and natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, sinkholes, and
coastal erosion, and how earth sciences play an important role in our
everday lives. Visit with us to participate in National Earth Science Week
anytime during the year.

STATE OF DELAWARE

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

STATEMENT IN OBSERVANCE OF EARTH SCIENCE WEEK

WHEREAS, geology and the other earth sciences are fundamental to society; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are integral to finding, developing, and conserving mineral, energy, and water resources needed for society; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences provide the basis for preparing for and mitigating natural hazards such as floods, land slides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, and coastal erosion; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences are crucial to environmental and ecological issues ranging from water and air quality to waste disposal; and

WHEREAS, the geological factors of resources, hazards and environment are vital to land management and land use decisions at local, state, regional, national, international, and global levels; and

WHEREAS, the earth sciences contribute critical pieces to our understanding of Nature,

NOW, THEREFORE, we, Thomas R. Carper, Governor, and Ruth Ann Minner, Lieutenant Governor, of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare that the second full week of October henceforth be designed as 

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK

in the State of Delaware, and urge all Delawareans to recognize the importance of the earth sciences to our daily lives and to the future of the First State.
 

Thomas R. Carper
(signed)
Governor
Ruth Ann Minner
(signed)
Lieutenant Governor