Earth Science Week Houston

A Citywide Celebration of Earth Science
October 11-17, 2020

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

This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 11 - 17, 2020 and will celebrate the theme "Earth Materials in Our Lives." The coming year's event will focus on the ways that Earth materials impact humans — and the ways human activity impacts these materials — in the 21st century.

Earth Science Week 2020 learning resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the relationship between Earth materials and people. The coming year's theme will explore a host of related questions: As scientists, engineers, inventors and others use raw materials to design innovative technologies and goods to meet human needs, how do we evaluate costs and benefits of using Earth materials? How do we adopt policies and practices that allow us to take advantage of the unique properties of raw materials efficiently, generating value while minimizing negative impacts both locally and globally? How do we address the complex, interrelated issues like resource management, waste management, biodiversity, climate change, circular economies, life cycle analysis, and models of sustainability?