Preparations Begin for ESW
It’s time to get prepared for the eleventh annual Earth Science Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 14-20.
“No Child Left Inside,” the theme of Earth Science Week 2008, will encourage young people to learn about the geosciences by getting away from the television, off the computer and out the doors.
The objectives are:
- 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.
The American Geological Institute organizes the event for the geosciences community and publicizes the event, distributes materials and provides guidance to those interested in participating in Earth Science Week.
Earth Science Week is a “grass roots” effort that depends on local geosciences and education groups to plan those events.
To promote the celebrations, a poster about the event is inserted in North American issues of this EXPLORER, courtesy of the AAPG Foundation. It can be found inserted between pages 16-17.
Members are asked to post or share the posters appropriately.
To become involved in Earth Science Week see the Web site.