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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:

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 12:00

Geosciences Congressional Visit Days

he 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, 2018. 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!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00

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Energy Day Denver

Energy Day: Free Denver Festival by Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) and Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF)

Energy Day is Colorado's first FREE family festival showcasing exhibits focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day will feature exciting exhibits and interactive demonstrations that will teach students and their families about various forms of energy and how through STEM education, they can find an exciting career in the energy industry. Come down and support our local schools, energy experts, and the amazing kids out there looking to learn and develop their skills in STEM education!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (11:00am - 4:00pm)


Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00

The National Mall National Fossil Day Event

Come enjoy a National Fossil Day celebration experience at the National Mall where nine National Fossil Day Partners will be hosting activities and exhibits.

Location: National Mall in Washington D.C.

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The National Mall event for National Fossil Day will be set up on the pathway between the Smithsonian Castle and the National Museum of Natural History which is between Madison Dr. NW and Jefferson D. SW.

Partner activities include:

National Park Service:

Be sworn in as a Junior Paleontologist and receive your official junior paleontologist badge by completing our Junior Paleontologist workbook. Learn about fossils at our national parks with fossil demonstrations and additional handouts.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:

Come sift through Miocene marine sediments to discover your very own shark tooth on the National Mall and then explore our exhibits inside the National Museum of Natural History where volunteers and docents will have more paleontological interactions in our The Last American Dinosaurs exhibit.

American Geosciences Institute:

Come visit the interactive photo-booth where you can your picture taken at famous fossil sites, and with fossils and other prehistoric creatures.

Franklin County High School / Virtual Worlds of Learning:

Experience a 3D virtual fossil K-12 educational expedition at the Grand Canyon created by our first National Fossil Day high school partner and Virtual Worlds of Learning.

Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Dinosaur Park:

Learn about the fossils of dinosaurs and other creatures found just outside of Washington DC, including Maryland’s state dinosaur: the giant Astrodon johnstoni!

Calvert Marine Museum:

See amazing shark teeth and other fossils collected from the Chesapeake Bay Region.

Bureau of Land Management and United States Forest Service:

See fossils from our federal lands and learn how they are cared for and studied for future generations.

George Washington University, University of Maryland, and Virginia Tech:

Meet university paleontologist from the DC area and Virginia as they share their research projects from around the world.

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology:

Learn about this professional network of paleontologist and its commitment to the research at federal and state lands and the protection of public fossil resources.

Click here to contact the National Park Service for any questions about the event.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 10:00

Discover Earth Science! – Celebrating the intersection of geoscience and the arts

Discover Earth Science! Is an outdoor learning event with geoscience-focused exhibits; demonstrations; special presentations; activities for children; nature walks featuring geology, soils, landscape formation, and fossils; and Earth-inspired art, music, and literature.

The event is free and suitable for all ages. Attendees can come and go as their schedules allow. Times for presentations and nature walks may be posted on event websites prior to the event.

Facilitating organization:  Texas Master Naturalist, Rio Brazos Chapter and Acton Nature Center

Date and time:  October 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Acton Nature Center, 6900 Smoky Hill Ct., Granbury, TX  76049

Free and open to the public

Contact:  Melody Holm   303-349-5531

URL:  and

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00

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Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (MBMG) Earth Science Week Field Trip 2018— Saturday, October 13

Sparkling or Still? A Tour of the Geology from Soda Lakes to Stillwater Marsh, Nevada

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Governor Sandoval has proclaimed October 14-20, 2018 as Earth Science Week in Nevada, so we hope that you can join us on Saturday, October 13 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Fallon area in celebration of Earth Science Week 2018 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.

Trip leaders will be Craig M. dePolo, Christopher D. Henry, James E. Faulds, Andrew V. Zuza, and Rachel E. Micander.

Major stops on this field trip will include the following:

  • Salt Wells geothermal power plant
  • Rainbow Mountain earthquake fault scarp
  • “Nevada Wonderstone” rockhounding locality
  • “Big Dig” flood mitigation project in Lahontan Valley
  • Rattlesnake Hill, a “young” (<1 million year old) volcanic cinder cone and lava flow complex overlooking Fallon
  • Soda Lake volcanoes (the youngest in Nevada!)

 Participants will meet at the Gold Building (2175 Raggio Parkway) in Reno at 8:00 AM and leave by 8:30 AM. The last stop will be Soda Lakes about 4:45 and then return to Reno.

For participants coming from Fallon, Fernley, or Carson City: Please meet at the Fox Peak Gas Station (615 E. Williams Ave. in Fallon)at 9:15 AM, 0.5 miles east of Maine Street on Highway 50, at N. Sherman St. Someone from NBMG will be at the gas station to give a short introduction and hand out guidebooks. We will depart from the Fox Peak Gas Station at 9:30 AM.

NBMG coordinates annual geology field trips for the public during, or near, Earth Science Week. These field trips are fun, educational, family oriented, and always free. NBMG has been an active participant in Earth Science Week since it began in 1998.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 08:30

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Scavenger Hunt in Carson City

Scavenger Hunt for Rocks Used to Build the Stewart Indian School


Authors: Jonathan G. Price, Elisabeth M. Price, and Dennis P. Bryan

Year: 2018

Series: Educational Series 62

Format: 6 pages, color

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Plan your own trip! Explore a unique part of the cultural and geologic history of Carson City on this scavenger hunt at the Stewart Indian School.


The Stewart Indian School, which is located at 5500 Snyder Avenue in Carson City (south of town), was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District in 1985. The site (approximately 110 acres) is managed by the State of Nevada.


The Stewart Indian School operated from 1890 to 1980. When Superintendent Frederic Snyder arrived in 1919, the wooden buildings were deteriorating. Under Snyder’s leadership and with the guidance of Hopi and Italian stonemasons, students learned the vocation of masonry and built over 60 buildings at the school, mostly from 1922 to 1942, using multi-colored rocks that were collected locally. Snyder also added landscaping with trees, flowers, and trellises. Stewart is one of few intact historical American Indian boarding-school campuses in existence in the United States.


The history behind this scavenger hunt fits perfectly with the 2018 Earth Science Week theme of "Earth as Inspiration." The Hopi and Italian stonemasons created architectural masterpieces inspired by the beauty of the rocks quarried from local sites.


You can also visit other examples of Hopi masonry work in the Carson City area—such as the historic Wungnema House completed in 1948 and now managed by The Foundation for Carson City Parks and Recreation. This link above shows members of the Wungnema family cutting rock in nearby Brunswick Canyon which you can locate on NBMG Map 59.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:30

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History's 2018 Archaeology/Earth Science Day

Celebrate Ohio Archaeology Month, kick off National Earth Science Week, and get ready for International Archaeology Day!

Dig into archaeology, geology, mineralogy and more from 10am to 4pm Saturday, October 13 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland OH 44106. This event is included with general admission. Members get in free!

  • Talk with Museum curators, volunteers and staff from the departments of:
    • Vertebrate Paleontology
    • Paleobotany & Paleoecology
    • Mineralogy
    • Invertebrate Paleontology
    • Archaeology
  • Meet guest scientists and representatives from local clubs and societies including:
    • Cleveland Grotto of the National Speleological Society
    • Cleveland Geological Society
    • Buckeye Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America
  • Bring in a fossil, rock, mineral or artifact for identification
  • Enter a free raffle hosted by the Cleveland Geological Society. A winner will be chosen every hour! (must be present to claim your prize)

Click here to visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History website

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:00

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Dig into Geology!

Celebrate National Fossil Day and Earth Science Week at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology with the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History. Explore Idaho during the Mesozoic with activities about Idaho geology, fossils, and dinosaurs!

1:00 pm Lecture with Dr. Peter Issacson (University of Idaho, Retired):
Cambrian ‘explosion’ of invertebrates, and Idaho’s bountiful Paleozoic fossil record.
Organization: Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
Date and time: Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: 2455 Old Penitentiary Road Boise, ID 83712
Free and open to the public
Contact: Eliza Schulz 208-368-9876
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 12:00

Show Us the Earth Science in Your World

Show us all the earth science in your world! Share your favorite earth science themed photo on social media tagging it #EarthScience. Don't think you have an earth science photo? We bet you do. Landscape photo? Earth science. Sunset photo? Earth science. River photo? Earth science. We are surrounded by earth science and we want to celebrate it!
Organization: South Dakota Discovery Center
Date: Sun, 10/14/2018
Time: 12:01 am
Location: Online
Sunday, October 14, 2018 (All day)