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.

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