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Earth Science Week

What is Earth Science Week?
Earth Science Week is an internationally recognized celebration that helps the public gain a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the Earth Sciences. Organized by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), this annual celebration has occurred since 1998.

When is Earth Science Week?
This year, Earth Science Week will be October 13-19, 2019.

What is this year's theme?
The theme for 2019 is “Geoscience is for Everyone.   According to AGI, this theme will “emphasize both the inclusive potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people” and “encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities to engage with the geosciences, whether that is as a geoscience professional, a hobbyist, or through civic engagement.”

How is DMME celebrating Earth Science Week?
DMME will be promoting Video, Photography, and Visual Arts contests sponsored by AGI, and events that are hosted by other Virginia Institutions participating in Earth Science Week.   Learn more about the AGI contests.

The American Geological Institute maintains a calendar of events where you can find out what is going on in your area.

Earth Science Week                      AGI