Earth Science Week 2018

Join us in celebrating the 21st annual Earth Science Week and gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences. Events scheduled for October 14-20 will celebrate the theme, "Earth as Inspiration.” This year's celebration emphasizes artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in the 21st century. Our Governor's proclamation is coming soon!

Earth Science Week activities will engage young people and others in exploring the relationship between the arts and the Earth systems by promoting public understanding and stewardship of the planet, especially in terms of the ways art relates to geoscience principles and issues as diverse as energy, climate change, the environment, natural disasters, technology, industry, agriculture, recreation, and the economy.

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

Read Governor Parson's Earth Science Week proclamation.

Read our news release.

Check out the online Earth Science Week Toolkit. Don't miss the 2018-2019 School Year Earth As Inspiration Calendar. It has numerous activities and experiments, and you can print monthly calendars or the entire publication?


Enter the video, photography, visual arts and essay contests! All submissions are due by 4 p.m. CT, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.


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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