Focus Days

Earth Science Week is happy to announce special days focusing on specific themes during the week-long celebration!

October 13 - 19, 2024

Sunday, October 13

Monday, October 14

  • Minerals Day. Join us in raising awareness of and appreciation for minerals and mineralogy!

Tuesday, October 15

  • 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 16

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

Thursday, October 17

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

Friday, October 18

  • 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.

*Date not yet confirmed

International Archaeology Day 2024. Hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America, this special event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery.

Future Dates

Mark your calendars for future Earth Science Week dates:

  • October 12 - 18, 2025

  • October 11 - 17, 2026

  • October 10 - 16, 2027

  • October 8 - 14, 2028