Earth Science Outreach

Geoscience is For Everyone

October 13- 19, 2019

2019 Earth Science Celebration at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm



museum admission with a student ID (only avaiable at museum box office): $16.00

groups of 10+: $10.00/person


This year’s event emphasizes the importance of the geosciences in the everyday lives of all people. 

In celebration of Earth Science Week Houston, HGS will be hosting the following exciting events: 

This year’s event will feature hands-on geoscience activities and interactive science demonstrations in the Glassell Hall, Morian Paleontology Hall Lobby and Wiess Energy Hall. Our popular passport program will guide students through the activities located in the halls. 

Teachers:  2019 ESW Toolkits free with valid school ID

Fieldtrip:  Sunday, October 20 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Houston Geological Society Fieldtrip

Where: High Island, TX - Meet where HWY 124 runs into the ocean. About 90 miles from Houston via the Galveston ferry or via I-10 and Hwy 124.

When: Arrive between 11 and 3 on Sunday 10/20. Groups will form as people arrive.  No reservations required.

Who:  College and high school students in Earth Science classes. Energy industry employees. General public. Family- friendly. Anyone under 18 must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian.

What to bring : Beach shoes are a good idea. Sunscreen, water, hat, insect repellent, bags for shells.

Services: Portapotty on the beach. High Island has no gas station and limited food supplies.

What are you going to see: 

  • Salt Dome topography - High Island has been pushed up nearly 40 feet above the plain.
  • Wells - There is a ring of wells tapping the sandstones pushed up at an angle by the salt dome.
  • Beach – Beach sediments – look under the surface to see how beaches are built.  There are recent and fossil shells to be found on the beach along with the occasional Ice Age fossil like bison and elephant


8th Annual Energy Day Houston
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sam Houston Park

Education for the Energy City
• FREE, Family Friendly Festival
• Science, Energy, Technology, Innovation, & Conservation
• Music, Fun Events, Prizes, Food, & Games

More information can be found at



Earth Science Week promotes the understanding and appreciation of the value of Earth Science research and its appreciation and relevance to our daily lives.  The Houston Geological Society is honored to join in this celebration that is organized nationally by AGI each year.

• To engage students in discovering the Earth sciences.
• To remind people that Earth science is all around us.
• To encourage Earth stewardship through understanding.
• To motivate geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the Earth.

This event provides a lot of opportunities for our members to give back to the community and share our passion for science.   If you would like to take part, please contact the Earth Science Committee Chair Sharon Choens.


2017 Field Trip Downloads:

Panther Creek Field Guide
Directions to Panther Creek Field Trip
Student 2-page Field Guide
Field Activity Risk Hazard
Field Trip Waiver
20 page Student version - Panther Creek Guide
General version - Panther Creek Guide

2015 Field Trip Downloads:

HGS 2015 Salt Dome Field Trip Poster
HGS 2015 Sea Level Field Trip Poster
McFaddin Beach Trip Information


Earth Science Week: Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest

 more information can be found at