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Geosciences Congressional Visit Days
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites geoscientists to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (GEO-CVD) on September 12-13, 2017. Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists. Join us and many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington D.C. to raise visibility and support for the geosciences!
 
National Fossil Day with the National Park Service
Celebrate National Fossil Day with the National Park Service. Click here to find National Fossil Day events near you.
 
For the contests, entries may be submitted any time up to the Friday of Earth Science Week, October 13, 2017. These contests allow both students and the general public to participate in the celebration, learn about Earth science, and compete for prizes. To learn more about these contests, including how to enter, visit online.
 
Learn about the study, uses, importance of geologic mapping for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns. Special mapping exhibits will be on display at the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, 111 Fairgrounds Road in Rolla, Mo. Learn more about and download geologic maps.
 
Visit with our staff geologist at our educational booth at the Rock, Gem and Mineral Show held at the Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis Street, Springfield, MO., sponsored by the Ozark Mountain Gem and Mineral Society.
 
This hike, led by USGS geologist Pete Modreski, will be jointly held for members of the Florissant Scientific Society (FSS) and anyone from the public who wants to join us.  The FSS is an informal group that holds monthly meetings or field trips, at varied locations anywhere in the Front Range area. 
 
All who wish to come on this hike are welcome to join us. It is not necessary to register in advance, but for questions or directions or uncertainty about the weather conditions on the 15th, please call or email Pete Modreski, cell 720-205-2553, email pmodreski@usgs.gov (weekdays) or  pmodreski@aol.com (weekend).
 
Millions of people will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” earthquake drill Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. during this important earthquake drill. Resister your school, business, family and participate. Learn about earthquake potential in Missouri. Watch award-winning videos made by Missouri school children about what to do before, during and after an earthquake.
 
Missouri’s unique geological makeup and geographical landscape are featured at an exhibit along with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service’s "Earth from Space" exhibit. Geologic and topographic maps, aerial photography, and LiDAR and satellite imagery are on display. Stop by to see fascinating features of the Earth’s surface. Also on display are moon rocks from Apollo missions 11 and 17 that were given to the citizens of Missouri; the Lanton Meteorite, an iron meteorite found near the town of Lanton in Howell County; and more. 
The Elizabeth Rozier Gallery is inside the Union Hotel, located at 101 Jefferson Street in Jefferson City, Mo. The exhibits are on display through December 2, 2017. Visit this site for hours of operation: https://mostateparks.com/page/55183/elizabeth-rozier-gallery
 
USA Science & Engineering Festival
Past Expo Date:  April 16 & 17, 2016
Next Expo Date: April 7 & 8, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The fifth USA Science & Engineering Festival will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with school programs and nationwide contests throughout the 2017/2018 school year and a finale Expo in Washington DC on April 7 & 8, 2018. Explore 3,000 hands-on exhibits from the world’s leading scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM organizations. For more information on all Festival events and how you can get involved, visit: http://usasciencefestival.org/

State Events

 
Each state geological survey may also be sponsoring events. Check their web sites for the latest information.

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