"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
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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 Trip - Click 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!