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Geoscience Congressional Visit Days
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) on September 15 - 16, 2020. 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! For 2020, GeoCVD will be a virtual event for previous participants.
USA Science & Engineering Festival 
Past Expo Date:  April 7 & 8, 2018
Next Expo Date: April 25 & 26, 2020: RESCHEDULED TO SciFest All Access, A VIRTUAL EVENT (SEPTEMBER 16-23, 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:
The Bureau of Economic Geology is hosting the Austin Earth Science Zoomerama 2020, a distance-learning series of video conferences using This educational series is designed to engage middle school and high school students in exploring topics and careers in the geosciences.
The video conference sessions are scheduled from October 1- October 29th. Learn more details on their website:
A series of three online talks, about subjects matching the ESW 2020 theme. The talks will be live on our Youtube channel AAPG UNICAMP Student Chapter ( at 6 pm on 12th, 14th and 16th of October. All are welcome!
10/12/20: Minerlas in our daily lives - Profª Drª Jacinta Enzweiler (IG UNICAMP)
10/14/20: The importance of the minerals deposits to society - Prof. Dr. Roberto Perez Xavier (IG UNICAMP)
10/16/20: Petroleum: origin, use and impacts - Prof. Dr. Alessandro Batezelli (IG UNICAMP)
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 15, 2020 at 10:15 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.
Join American Museum of Natural History’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart for a live flight for Earth Science Week to view Earth as seen by satellites, and how its ecological system is divided into major life zones. AMNH Planetary Scientist Marina Gemma and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Physical Research Scientist Dr. Allegra N. LeGrande will be in the chat to answer your questions live!

This live OpenSpace webcast is brought to you by the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program in partnership with the American Library Association and the American Museum of Natural History. Set your reminder and tune in on October 15, 2020 at 4 pm EDT / 2 pm MDT:
For the contests, entries may be submitted any time up to the Friday of Earth Science Week, October 16, 2020. 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.
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 9:00am to 2:00pm 
Celebrate National Fossil Day by taking a closer look at museum fossils with Harvard paleontologists. What can we see on ancient sea floors? How do modern animals help us understand extinct animals? What fossils still amaze scientists? What is it like to be a practicing paleontologist? Sign up for one or all four sessions and bring your curiosity and questions to this online event for all ages!
Program Schedule
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Graduate Student RJ Knecht and Curatorial Assistant Mark Renczkowski share trace fossils and show how fossils are prepared and preserved in the lab. 
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Graduate Student Sarah Losso and Postdoctoral Fellow Steve Pates discuss soft and shell invertebrate fossils, including trilobites. 
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Curatorial Associate and Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Manager Jessica Cundiff shares some of her favorite fossils, including ancient reef fossils from the Guadalupe Mountains. 
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Research Associate Katrina Jones and Postdoctoral Fellow Meg Whitney invite you to become a fossil detective and discover how ancient animals, including T-Rex, grew and moved. 
To join the program, you will need to download the free Zoom app in advance. If you already have Zoom, you do not need to download it again. For details on how to improve your Zoom experience, visit the How to Attend an HMSC Program webpage.  

State Events


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

International Events

Dhaka, Bangladesh from October 11-17, 2020
For further details on this event, visit the Bangladesh IQ Olympiad and Knowledge World Facebook page: or email:
Virtual GESSS will be held online during Earth Science Week 2020, between October 12 - 26, 2020. The Earth Science Week theme is Earth Materials in Our Lives. Participants will be encouraged (but not obligated) to base their presentations around this theme.
Each day's session will be organised by a GESSS committee representing a different state - QLD, TAS, ACT, NSW and WA. Daily sessions will be 2.5 hours in length with the first 2 hours dedicated to 6-8 student presentations and the final 20 minutes will be an INTRA GSA for participants and viewers to network.
For more details, visit: or email:

After the success of Geoscience-2019 conference held in London, Innovinc International proudly announcing the “2nd Edition of World Congress on Geology & Earth Science” (GeoEarth-2020) which will be held in Osaka, Japan from November 12-14, 2020.

GeoEarth-2020 provides a meeting place for researchers and industry members at the forefront of technological developments in the field of Earth Science and Geology. We are anticipating more than 100 participants around the globe with thought provoking Keynote lectures, Oral and Poster presentations.

For further details, see the following URL or email

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