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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 10-11, 2019. 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.
 
Millions of people will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” earthquake drill Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:17 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.
 
AGI Earth Science Week Contests
For the contests, entries may be submitted any time up to the Friday of Earth Science Week, October 18, 2019. 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.

Earth Science Week: A Day in the Life of an Environmental Scientist
K-8 classes are invited to experience a virtual tour of a marine environmental consulting firm, Blue Latitudes. During the tour students will get to see the office and gear locker. Along the way there will be an explanation of what marine environmental consultants do their day-to-day work, the computer programs they use, and talk about some of their new projects, and more. Learn more at: https://nepris.com/sessions/session/detail/63438

USA Science & Engineering Festival
Past Expo Date:  April 7 & 8, 2018
Next Expo Date: April 25 & 26, 2020
The fifth USA Science & Engineering Festival will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with school programs and nationwide contests throughout the 2019/2020 school year and a finale Expo in Washington DC on April 25 & 26, 2020. 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.


International Events

January 8, 2019 Volunteers attended information dissemination meeting for Kontenedores’ communicators in coordination with Pluspetrol. 3 YPs attended
 
·         January 12, 2019 – STEM Session: Intro to Well Logs led by Amrit Cooblal (AAPG YPTT President) & Shaliza Ali (UWI PhD Student). South based students were taught the basics of well logs (gamma and resistivity) and how to interpret lithology and fluid content. 25 students attended.

·         January 19, 2019 – STEM Session: Geological History of the Earth led by Amrit Cooblal. North based students were taught the history of the earth using concepts of plate tectonics and continental drift. 25 students attended.

·         January 26, 2019 – STEM Session: Well Log Correlation led by Amrit Cooblal and Charis Mungal (Ministry of Energy). South based students carried on from their session on well logs by learning correlation and applying knowledge of stratigraphy & structural geology. 25 students attended.

·         March 9, 2019 – STEM Session: Complete Subsurface Mapping Project. South based students integrated all they have learnt and correlated wells, picked reservoir tops, produced contoured structure maps, petrophysical calculations and oil volumetrics. Presented by Amrit Cooblal, Krystal Ramdin & Therese Steele. 25 students attended.

·         March 16, 2019 – STEM Session: Petroleum Engineering. North based students learnt about all the different aspects of drilling a well, from spud to completion, and were also provided with a look at Trinidad's Natural Gas Industry, its importance, and the key players in the industry. They also took part in exercises calculating flow rate and the necessity of flow assurance. Presented by Zain Ramsingh (AAPG YPTT Treasurer) & Aidan Rajpaul (DeNovo Energy). 25 students attended.

·         March 23, 2019 – STEM Session: Petroleum Geology Final Review. South based students were given a final recap and were quizzed on all they learnt in this term about petroleum geology and the industry workflow. Presented by Amrit Cooblal & Krystal Ramdin. 25 students attended.

Earth Science Week is an annual international celebration of the geology all around us. Through public events like geowalks, hands on activities, talks and open days, organizations and individuals aim to raise public awareness of geology and how it affects our lives.
Earth Science Week 2019 in the UK & Ireland will take place on 12-20 October, with the theme 'Geoscience Is for Everyone'.
Organized by the American Geoscience Institute in the US, and the Geological Society of London in the UK & Ireland, the week also takes place in an increasing number of countries around the world.
 
Hosted by Knowledge World: The Center for Development of Knowledge and Excellence from October 13 through 19 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
We are going to arrange activation program in 100 schools in Bangladesh from now until the Friday of Earth Science Week (October 19, 2019).

With this activation program we will invite and encourage the school - students to participate these four contests:
  1. Video Contest "Many Paths to Earth Science"
  2. Photography Contest "Exploring Earth Science"
  3. Visual Arts Contest "Earth Science and Me"
  4. Essay Contest "Why Earth Science Is for Everyone"
October 19, 2019 is our final day for prize giving ceremony, seminar on geosciences, documentary, etc.
More information is available at: www.facebook.com/events/459012614920863/?active_tab=discussion
 
In order to disseminate scientific geographic knowledge, the student chapter of the Colombian Society of Geology, the student chapter of the Colombian Association of Petroleum Geologists and Geophysicists and the student chapter of the AAPG, are organizing an international Earth Science Week event.
More information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/484389409074362/

ACTIVITIES
The ESW celebration at the University of Pamplona will be held from October 15 to 18 and will be divided into the following activities:
  • Tuesday October 15: 9:00 - 12:00 m, Social Knowledge Appropriation Day: Visit of Colleges of the Municipality of Villa del Rosario to the University of Pamplona.
  • Wednesday, October 16: 9:00 - 12:00 m, Social Knowledge Appropriation Day: Visit of Colleges of the Municipality of Villa del Rosario to the University of Pamplona
  • Wednesday, October 17: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Conference Day
  • Thursday October 17 Cúcuta: Short Course by the ACGGP “Differences between exploration for standards and non-classics” Edar Chajid Kairuz Hernández
  • Thursday, October 17 Pamplona 9:00 - 12:00 m and 2:00 pm - 500 pm: Social Knowledge Appropriation Day, Visit to Schools of the Municipality of Pamplona by the ACGGP regional pedagogy program and student chapters.
  • Friday, October 18 Cúcuta: Mining Seminar by Minesa “Geological, mining and environmental aspects of the Soto-Norte Project in California, Santander” Margareth Guerrero and Alfonso Palacio.
  • Friday, October 18 Pamplona 9:00 - 12:00 m and 2:00 pm - 500 pm: Social Knowledge Appropriation Day, Visit to Schools of the Municipality of Pamplona through the ACGGP regional pedagogy program and student chapters.
DAY OF SOCIAL APPROPRIATION OF KNOWLEDGE
The Conference on Social Appropriation of Knowledge was held October 3rd and 4th. The student members of the student chapters to the Villa del Rosario schools were invited to the ESW event, where knowledge was shared through talks and activities
 
Basic Geology for 10th and 11th grade students:
The activities will be held in Cúcuta on October 15 and 16 and Pamplona October 17 and 18, with the visit of the 11th students of the Colleges invited to the Knowledge Social Appropriation Day that will be carried out as follows:

Each group of students will be divided into two parallel activities, a workshop in auditorium 1 and a circuit of geo stations with different themes and activities to rotate.
The activities that will be carried out will be divided into 8 geo stations with adequate spaces and equipped with pedagogical resources where tests and games are found that students must develop in a maximum of 30 minutes, then rotating through the other geo stations.
  • Geo station 1: Life in time, a sample of fossils located according to the period of time to which it corresponds. The main extinctions occurred, since life appeared on the planet.
  • Geo station 2: Evolution of the earth and the climate: The origin of the earth, its internal conformation and the super continents that have existed will be explained.
  • Geo station 3: The rock cycle: This season will explain the types of rock that exist, the changes that occur in them, the minerals and processes that form them.
  • Geo station 4: Energy and resources. In a didactic way, students will be explained the importance of energy mining resources in our lives, the use we give them and the present they are in our daily lives.
  • Geo station 5: Our restless planet - Tectonics. Deciphering the interior of the earth, where plate tectonics, current tectonic configuration and tectonic evolution of our planet will be explained, such as earthquakes, the importance of volcanism and the areas of higher seismicity.
  • Geo station 6: Geology of Norte de Santander, this station will explain the most important features of the geology of Norte de Santander, the mineral resources and energy potentials that we have.
  • Geo station 7: Risk Management: The concepts of threat, vulnerability and risk, the importance of recognizing our territory and the areas in which we are susceptible to natural phenomena will be exposed and will seek to explain the events that have occurred related to the geological threats, how to prevent and mitigate them.
 
The second annual Earth Science Week will be celebrated in Shizuoka, Japan from October 14 through 20  mainly at Museum of Natural and Environmental History, Shizuoka.
While many events willl take place throughout the week, the main events will be a day at the museum (Saturday, October 19th) and a geotour in Izu Peninsula (Sunday, October 20th).
For further details, see the following URL or email esw.japan@gmail.com.
www.earthsciweekjp.org/ (Available in Japanese)
 
The aim of the International Geoethics Day is to raise the awareness of the geoscience community and society as a whole about the importance of ethical, social and cultural aspects of geoscience knowledge, research, practice, education and communication.
 
Since 2017, the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG) has organized International Geoethics Day every year during the Earth Science Week.

IAPG welcomes proposals to organize initiatives aimed at promoting geoethics locally and globally to celebrate this day.
IAPG works for a respectful stewardship of the Earth: our way to take care of future generations.

International Geoethics Day 2019 will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019
#geoethicsday2019
 

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