Geological Society of America Conference

23 10 2007

The Geological Society of America 2007 Meeting will take place October 28-31 in Denver, Colorado.  In addition to the 3300 speakers, 31 technical field trips, four Hot Topics sessions,  and 14 short courses, visitors will also be able to enjoy the World Series and the many microbreweries of Denver.

While we can’t be there in person, UnEarthedTees will make an appearance of  sorts. The GSA Foundation will have one of our shirts for their silent auction, and another t-shirt will make up part of the “Dress Our Geologist” mannequin outfit.


Update to the UnEarthing Kindness Initiative

16 10 2007

September started off slowly, but on October 13, UnEarthedTees was pleased to make a donation to Oxfam America as part of the UnEarthing Kindness Initiative to help victims of the Peru earthquake. In fact, we and our fellow  participants in the initative decided to continue for another month, following the posting of our press release on the website of the Geological Society of America.

Check out the designs available on t-shirts,  mugs and more on the initiative page  –– some geology-themed, some Peru-themed –– where each designer’s commitment is outlined. As for UnEarthedTees, anything purchased in our shop counts toward our effort.

Earth Science Week, October 14-20, 2007

2 10 2007

“The Pulse of Earth Science” is the tenth Earth Science Week (ESW), an annual event sponsored by the American Geological Institute (AGI) and its member organization.

Science Week Toolkits

  • USGS Education Resources for Teachers — A compendium of USGS Web sites selected to support classroom instruction and student research.
  • International Polar Year: Science at the Ends of the Earth — Information about the research being conducted to understand polar change and assess its effects on Earth’s ecosystems and people.
  • Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) — An introduction to the LIMA project that will allow citizens, for the first time, to access seamless high resolution imagery of the entire Antarctic continent; available in four useful formats.
  • Facts on Disc — A full-text, searchable database of all recent USGS Fact Sheets, including high resolution images and a wide range of topics, in a convenient DVD format. The entire toolkit package can be ordered through AGI’s Science Week Toolkits.

The Earth Science Week 2007-08 Activity Calendar extends the celebration from one week to the whole school year and is available with the toolkit. Activities include a photography contest on the theme”People Discovering Earth’s Treasures,” as well as a visual arts contest for K-5 pupils and an essay contest for students in grades 6-9.Sponsors of Earth Science Week include the USGS, NASA, The National Park Service, The Weather Channel.

From the USGS and American Geological Institute websites.