Earth Science Week 2022

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"Earth Science for a Sustainable World"

October 8 - 15, 2022

 

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 8 - 15, 2022 and will celebrate the theme "Earth Science for a Sustainable World". This year's event will emphasize the essential role of earth science in helping people make decisions that maintain and strengthen the planet's ability to support thriving life. 

 

HGS Earth Science Week Event at Houston Museum of Natural Science | Saturday, October 8th 11am - 2pm

Join us as we celebrate Earth Science Week at HMNS near the entrance to the Paleo Hall. 

We will have tables to share small fossill and rock samples, mineral activity books, maps, and "Take Your Family on a Geology Field Trip" guides.

We hope to return to our full-scale HGS/HMNS Earth Science Week celebration soon.

 

Create Your Own Virtual Earth Science Week

Using the links below, create your own celebration and learn something new each day of Earth Science Week!

Sunday, October 9 - Earth Science Week Information

AGI Earth Science Week Information Website

Click below to watch the AGI Earth Science Week video!

 

American Geosciences Institute Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest

more information can be found at http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests

Monday, October 10 - Switch Energy Project Documentaries

Click images below to watch!

Switch – Documentary film about global energy: explores world’s energy sites from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, including discussions with energy leaders. 

Switch On – Journey to bring energy to the developing world. 

 

Tuesday, October 11 - Geoscience Career Profiles Presentation 

Click below to watch the AGI Careers in Geoscience Presentation!

Wednesday, October 12 - National Fossil Day

Click on images below to view media!

Scientific Collection of Preparation of Fossils

Fossil Preparation - Time Lapse: Start to Finish

 

Thursday, October 13 - Minerals in Our Lives

Click on images below to play!

Mineral Games

Minerals in your House Activity

 

Mineralogy4Kids   |   Mineral Uses(link is external)

Friday, October 14 - Houston Geological Society: Field Trip Fridays

Click below to view videos of HGS field trips!

Grand Canyon Field TripClick below to go!

Big Island of Hawaii Field Trip - Click below to go!

Death Valley Field Trip - Click below to go!

Saturday, October 15 - International Archaeology Day

Click below to view the event site!

Take Your Family on a Geology Field Trip

While we won't be leading in-person field trips this year, we updated trip information for two field trip favorites so you can take your family outside for some geologic fun!

High Island Field Trip Handout - Click image below to view field trip guide!

Stone City Whisky Bridge Field Trip Handout -Click image below to view field trip guide!

Stone City Whisky Bridge Field Trip Collecting Guide -Click image below to view field trip guide!

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October 9th, 2022 12:00 AM   through   October 15th, 2022 12:00 AM
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