Planning continues for promotion of activities related to this year’s Earth Science Week, designed to celebrate science by spreading earth science literacy.
With a theme of “Be A Citizen Scientist,” Earth Science Week 2006 will be observed Oct. 8-14 -- the international event’s ninth year, sponsored by the American Geological Institute.
Each year, local groups, educators and interested individuals organize activities to discover the earth sciences and promote responsible stewardship of the earth.
The AAPG Foundation provides funding support for materials and promotion of the celebration.
An Earth Science Week poster was included in the August EXPLORER, intended for use in public locations so that teachers, students and others will know of the activities available.
AAPG local societies also are involved, and past events have been platforms for societies to hold public outreach activities.
To help in the celebration, Earth Science Week Toolkits are available, which include:
- A 12-month school-year activity calendar, suitable for hanging.
- The new Earth Science Week poster, including an activity.
- Up-to-date fact sheets and other materials from the U.S. Geological Survey.
- A park-views DVD from the National Park Service.
- A detailed climate change booklet from NOAA.
- An earth science education brochure and more from NASA.
- Posters from Scholastic, IRIS and EarthScope.
- A GeoCaching pamphlet from Geological Society of America.
- An Earth-science CD from ESRI.
- Materials for classroom and home use.
In addition, copies of the careers-oriented 2005 Toolkit (“Geoscientists Explore the Earth”) and the natural hazards-focused 2004 Toolkit (“Living on a Restless Earth”) are available for order.
Orders outside of the United States will incur additional shipping charges. Shipping Information For special shipping, bulk orders and more information, visit the www.earthsciweek.org/materials/index.html.