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Earth Science Week 2003

earth science week logoOctober 12-18 is Earth Science Week (ESW), a national event initiated and sponsored by the American Geological Institute to raise public awareness of the earth sciences and their role in our daily lives. The theme for this year’s event is “Eyes on Planet Earth: Monitoring our Changing World.” In celebration of ESW the FGS  hosted its annual Open-House on Wednesday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 4:00 PM at the Gunter Building on the campus of Florida State University. The local home schooling community was invited as well as the general public. The Open-House featured building tours and various interactive activities. Photographs were taken and can be viewed here. FGS staff members also gave talks in local middle schools on earth science topics during ESW. Information about nationwide Earth Science Week events and contests for students can be found at: www.earthsciweek.org. The FGS will also highlight program information and interactive activities at Innovation Park’s Family Fun Day on October 18. Several events are planned around the state of Florida to mark ESW. Florida International University sponsors an internet based contest, Know Your Planet for high school students and teachers. Visit www.fiu.edu/orgs/geology for details. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is sponsoring an open house for local fourth grade students and the general public at their Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies in St. Petersburg on October 23 and 24. For more information visit: http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/openhouse2003.html. Geology classes at Broward Community College are planning a field trip to the Spruce Pine area of North Carolina (October 23-26). The Tallahassee office of the USGS will mark Earth Science Week with demonstrations of their interactive groundwater model and field equipment at Family Fun Day, October 18 at Innovation Park in Tallahassee. They will also have educational materials and technical publications available for distribution.

Last updated: February 09, 2010

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