Governor Quinn Declares October 14-20, 2012, as Earth Science Week in Illinois
The Illinois State Geological Survey is commemorating Earth Science Week
October 14-20, 2012, with a proclamation from the Illinois Governor and several geological science events.
This year's theme is "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences". More information
about Earth Science Week across the United States can be found at agiweb.org, or download a pdf of Governor Quinn's proclamation.
Earth Science Week 2012 Events
The Earth Science Week activities fit in well with the Survey's mission to
provide the citizens and institutions of Illinois with accurate,
objective earth science research and information relevant to the state's
environmental quality, economic prosperity, and
October 17, 2012 - National Fossil Day
Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the National Park Service (NPS). More information can be found at nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday.
October 19, 2012 - Geologic Map Day
Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the Association of American State Geologists (AASG), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). More information can
be found at earthsciweek.org/geologicmap.
- The American Geosciences Institute (AGI): agiweb.org
- Guide for beginning fossil hunters: isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/publications/beg-fossils
- How to read Illinois topographic maps: isgs.uiuc.edu/education/pdf-files/topo-map-guide-sm.pdf
- Illinois maps: isgs.uiuc.edu/maps-data-pub/maps.shtml
Updated 10/10/12 mh