Activities and Events
Earth Science Week is October 11-17, 2020
Mark your calendars!
Join us in celebrating Earth Science Week and gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth.
Events scheduled nationwide for Oct.11-17 will celebrate the theme "Earth Materials in Our Lives." This year's event will focus on the ways Earth materials impact humans – and the ways human activity impacts these materials – in the 21st century. Individuals of all backgrounds, ages and abilities are encouraged to engage with the geosciences, whether as a geoscience professional, a hobbyist or through civic engagement. Earth science is all around us. Go ahead – be a citizen scientist! Check out the focus days and learn more at American Geosciences Institute's website.
Read Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson's Earth Science Week proclamation.
Focus Days Include:
Oct. 11 – International Earthcache Day
Oct. 12 – Minerals Day
Oct. 13 – Earth Observation Day and No Child Left Inside Day
Oct. 14 – National Fossil Day
Oct. 15 – The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut and Geoscience for Everyone Day
Oct. 16 – Geologic Map Day
Oct. 17 – International Archaeology Day
Earth Science Week contests are underway. Categories include photography, video, visual arts and essay.
Do you have a question about Missouri geology, or do you have a rock you would like to have identified? If so, send a photo of the rock and information about where you found the rock and one of our geologists will reply. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: Our museum and offices will be closed Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day.