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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!
Celebrate National Fossil Day with the National Park Service. Click here to find National Fossil Day events near you.
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
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/
Each state geological survey may also be sponsoring events. Check their web sites for the latest information.
· 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.
With this activation program we will invite and encourage the school - students to participate these four contests:
More information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/484389409074362/
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.
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
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.
www.earthsciweekjp.org/ (Available in Japanese)
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