Earth Science Week 2020
"Earth Materials in our Lives"
Governor Ralph Northam recognized Earth Science Week October 11-17, 2020. Read proclamation here»
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. According to AGI, this theme "will focus on the ways that Earth materials impact humans — and the ways human activity impacts these materials — in the 21st century.”
How is DMME celebrating Earth Science Week?
Join us virtually for Earth Science Week 2020 as DGMR will host virtual presentations exploring earth materials in our lives.
Tuesday October 13th 10am – Wendy Kelly -- Earth Materials in Our Lives
Wednesday October 14th 2pm – Lorrie Skiffington – Virginia’s Mineral Industry
Thursday October 15th 1pm – Matt Heller – Geologic Maps and Mineral Resources
Friday October 16th 1pm – David Spears – The Role of Minerals in the New Energy Economy
DMME will also 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.