Earth Science Outreach

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"Water Today and for the Future"

October 10- 16, 2021

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 10 - 16, 2021 and will celebrate the theme "Water Today and for the Future." The coming year's event will focus on the importance of learning how to understand, conserve, and protect water, perhaps Earth's most vital resource.

Earth Science Week 2021 learning resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the importance of water — and water science — for living things, Earth systems, and the many activities that people undertake. Individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities will be engaged in building understanding of water's role in timely topics including energy, climate change, the environment, natural hazards, technology, industry, agriculture, recreation, and the economy.

Reaching over 50 million people annually, AGI leads Earth Science Week in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each October, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth. Details about this year's events will be announced in the coming months.

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Mission

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.

Objectives
• 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.


Volunteer
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 Week Committee Chair, Lynn Travis.

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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

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Earth Science Week: Art, Essay, and Multimedia Contest

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