Thursday, October 13, 2011

What Are You Doing to Celebrate Earth Science Week?

Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.

(Please view video at bottom of post.)

This year's Earth Science Week is held from October 9-15 and is celebrating the theme, "Our Ever-Changing Earth."

“We invite you to join us online, explore our changing planet, and share this work with your students, family, and colleagues,” says Eric Brown de Colstoun, a scientist who also coordinates Earth science education for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

“You can also choose to reflect on how lucky we are to live on this beautiful and ever-changing planet, the home base from which we carry out our many explorations into the universe.”

There will be ann introduction to the next Earth-science satellite, NPP, set to launch later this month. The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project will play a key role in studying climate change. Learn more about NPP and its polar bear mascot NPPy at:

Let's be good to our planet, and become involved in activities of the week and beyond.  This is an important organization on so many levels.

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