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Earth Science Week
13–19 October 2013
Theme: “Mapping Our World”
Earth Science Week 2013 will boost awareness about the geosciences and the many exciting career and job opportunities in the field. Learn more at the official AGI Earth Science Week Web site.
- 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.
Earth Science Week, the second full week in October, is an annual celebration of the contribution geoscience makes to society. The resolution to establish Earth Science Week was initiated by the Association of American State Geologists and was read into the Congressional Record in July 1998 by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon.
Read the message from President Bill Clinton (2000) encouraging all Americans to participate in Earth Science Week activities.
GSA urges each of you to set aside at least one day during Earth Science Week to reach out to your community and promote the creation of a conscientious society committed to the responsible use of Earth and its resources. Write to your Elected Officials! GSA member participation in Earth Science Week activities will help implement GSA's goal to support geoscience in the service of society.