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GEO-CVD will not take place in 2021. Please use the resources on GSA's policy toolkit to engage with policymakers.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites geoscientists to participate in the annual Geoscience Congressional Visits Days (GEO-CVD). By uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington D.C., GEO-CVD increases the visibility of and support for the geosciences in Congress. Participants in GEO-CVD have an opportunity to meet with members of their state’s congressional delegation and staff from congressional committees that have jurisdiction over geoscience issues!
Past Expo Date:  April 25 & 26, 2020: RESCHEDULED TO SciFest All Access, A VIRTUAL EVENT (SEPTEMBER 16 - 23, 2020)
Next Expo Date: X-STEM All Access (September 21 - 24, 2021) | SciFest All Access (October 18 - 24, 2021)
The mission of the USA Science & Engineering Festival is to stimulate and sustain the interest of our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by producing and presenting compelling, exciting, and educational STEM events and programs! For more information on all Festival events and how you can get involved, visit:
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.
HSU's Natural History Museum will be hosting serveral virtual events in celebration of this year's Earth Science Week, including:
The Geological Survey of Alabama and the University of West Alabama take the lead in presenting Fossils of the Black Belt 21, the latest in a long-running series of annual field paleontology workshops for teachers. This year's workshop will focus on paleoecology and biostratigraphy and participants must register in advance ($28 fee). Tuesday, October 12 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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How does Lake Michigan define Northeastern Illinois? This lake influences the Geology, the People, and the Wildlife. How will the Lake and the surrounding area be affected by Climate Change? Forest Preserve District of Cook County will be hosting a Facebook Live Broadcast on the Sagawau Environmental Learning Center Facebook page at 12:00 pm CDT on October 12, 2021.
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Join Museums of Western Colorado's Dr. Matt Wedel, anatomist and paleontologist, as he talks about the battle with heat, storms, and simple gravity to find and recover new fossil bones of this Jurassic titan. Details about this online event:
Millions of people will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” earthquake drill Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:21 am during this important earthquake drill. Resister your school, business, family and participate. Learn about earthquake potential in Missouri. Watch the "Earthquake Safety Video Series," which demonstrate what to do to protect yourself in various situations before, during and after an earthquake.
For the contests, entries may be submitted any time up to the Friday of Earth Science Week, October 15, 2021. 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. 

State Events


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

International Events

Sunday, October 10 - Sunday, November 7, 2021
Main event: 3M SENDAI Science Museum: October 30 & 31
Twitter: @ESWJapan
Host: Earth Science Week Japan Organizing Committee
Co-hosts: Japan Geoscience Union(JpGU), 3M Sendai City Science Museum, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), GEOGASHI-Ryokodan
Supported by: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

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