Earth Science Week 2008
"No Child Left Inside" is the theme of this year's Earth Science Week, to be held October 12-18, 2008. The week stresses the importance of the earth sciences, especially geology, in finding, developing, and conserving the water, mineral, and energy resources our modern society needs. Increased understanding of the earth sciences encourages good stewardship of earth resources.
Earth Science Week offers a great opportunity for everyone, especially children, to go outside and participate in earth science activities. The Illinois State Geological Survey recommends a visit to one of Illinois' beautiful state parks and surrounding areas. For many of these parks, ISGS field trip guidebooks are available that contain easy-to-understand information about the natural, cultural, and geological features of these locations.
For more information about Earth Science Week and suggestions for ways to get involved, visit http://www.earthsciweek.org. Movies, contests, and articles are some the site's general interest features. Also available are earth science materials for teachers to use in their classrooms.
Earth Science Week is hosted annually by the American Geological Institute (AGI), a nonprofit federation of 45 scientific and professional associations. AGI represents more than 100,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other earth and environmental scientists.
Updated 8/14/2009 SLD