EARTH SCIENCE WEEK UPDATE: Special Alert!
American Geosciences Institute - October 2018
Share How Earth Inspires You On Social Media
Earth Science Week (October 14-20) starts tomorrow! To celebrate with us, we hope you will use your personal Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts to share some of the images and ideas we’ve assembled around the hashtag #EarthScienceWeek.
To help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth, we want to use the attention that Earth Science Week will generate to connect people that are curious about our planet and the professionals that study it.
Each day of Earth Science Week focuses on a specific theme found in the geosciences, called Focus Days. Focus Days are as follows:
Sunday, October 14
International Earthcache Day. Explore the world with this GPS scavenger hunt!
Monday, October 15
Earth Science Literacy Day. Learn the fundamentals of geosciences with Earth Science: Big Idea, a video series developed to explain why Earth science literacy is important.
Tuesday, October 16
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 17
National Fossil Day. The annually held National Fossil Day celebration is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of fossils.
Thursday, October 18
Geoscience for Everyone Day. Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in the geosciences.
Friday, October 19
Geologic Map Day. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Association of American State Geologists, National Park Service, Geological Society of America, and Esri 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 20
International Archaeology Day. Hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America, this special event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery.
Below we have included some high-resolution graphics for each Focus Day. Feel free to use the images that we provided, in addition to sharing your own, or just retweet us @earthsciweek. Be sure you include the hashtag #EarthScienceWeek.
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