Earth Science Week 2005 will be celebrated Oct. 9-15, built around the theme "Geoscientists Explore the Earth" and focusing on earth science careers.
First organized in 1998, ESW is an annual event that spotlights the geosciences and their importance to the public. It is organized by the American Geological Institute with support from the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. National Park Service and the AAPG Foundation.
AGI said the "Geoscientists Explore the Earth" theme was selected to highlight the important work that geoscientists do every day, and to educate the public about the career types within the geosciences.
Events are being planned in all 50 states as well as in Argentina, Australia and Canada. A number of AAPG affiliated societies have activities planned.
AGI also has created and collected materials from other organizations to put together an Earth Science Week kit for school or home use for students of all ages, as well as a Planner's Information Kit. Also, photo, drawing and essay contests are being sponsored through AGI.
For information on this year's ESW, see www.earthsciweek.org.