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DIVISION OF GEOLOGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES

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 14-20, 2018.

What is this year's theme?
The theme for 2018 is “Earth as Inspiration.   According to AGI, this theme will “engage young people and others in exploring the relationship between the arts and Earth systems”  and ”promote public understanding and stewardship of the planet, especially in terms of the ways art relates to geoscience principles and issues as diverse as energy, climate change, the environment, natural disasters, technology, industry, agriculture, recreation, and the economy.”

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.

What events are going on in Virginia?
Franklin County High School students have created a virtual geologic field trip to the Eagle Rock area! Check it out»

Join the James Madison University Geology Club and Ecology Club for a guided nature walk through the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum! JMU students will be leading community members of all ages on a journey to explore the Arboretum’s natural history. Come and learn about Virginia’s common trees and other foliage, rock formations, and soils under the Autumn leaves!

    When: October 20th, 3:00pm

    Location: Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

    Cost: Free

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


2017 National Fossil Day Artwork

National Fossil Day is Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Earth Science Week                      AGI