Focus Days

Girl with compass
© Patrick Marchwiak

Earth Science Week is happy to announce special days focusing on specific themes during the week-long celebration, October 8 - 14, 2023.

Sunday, October 8
International Earthcache Day.
Explore the world with this GPS scavenger hunt!

Monday, October 9
Minerals Day.
Join us in raising awareness of and appreciation for minerals and mineralogy!

Tuesday, October 10
Earth Observation Day. Engage students and teachers in remote sensing as an exciting and powerful educational tool.

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 11
National Fossil Day. The annually held National Fossil Day celebration is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of fossils.

Thursday, October 12
Geoscience for Everyone Day. Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in the geosciences.

Friday, October 13
Geologic Map Day. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Association of American State Geologists, National Park Service, Geological Society of America, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 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 14 (*Observed on October 21 in 2023)
International Archaeology Day. Hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America, this special event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery.
 

*Celebrated on the third Saturday of the month each year, the 2023 International Archeology Day (IAD) falls on October 21 this year (rather than during Earth Science Week as in most years).