Earth Science Week is October 13-19, 2019

Join us in celebrating Earth Science Week and gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences. Events celebrate the theme, "Geoscience is for Everyone.” This year's event will emphasize both the inclusive potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people. Our Governor's proclamation is coming soon!

The coming year's theme is meant to encourage individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities to engage with the geosciences, whether that is as a geoscience professional, a hobbyist, or through civic engagement. Because each person has a role in the areas that geoscientists study – including Earth’s resources, natural hazards, and understanding the wonder of our environment – geoscience truly is for everyone.

Earth science is all around us. Go ahead – be a citizen scientist!


Enter the video, photography, visual arts and essay contests! All submissions are due by 4 p.m. CT, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 (or postmarked by that date where applicable).


Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, located at 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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