October 07, 2019

Contact: Communications Office

Celebrate Earth Science Week Oct. 13-19

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 7, 2019 – Join the Department of Natural Resources 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.13-19 will celebrate the theme “Geoscience is for Everyone.” This year's events will emphasize both the inclusive potential and the importance of the geosciences in the lives of all people. 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.

Students are encouraged to enter Earth Science Week contests. Categories include photography, visual arts and essay. Learn more online at

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

Focus days include:

Oct. 13 – International Earthcache Day
Oct. 14 – Earth Science Literacy Day
Oct. 15 – Earth Observation Day and No Child Left Inside Day
Oct. 16 – National Fossil Day
Oct. 17 – The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut and Geoscience for Everyone Day
Oct. 18 – Geologic Map Day
Oct. 19 – International Archaeology Day
Oct. 19 and 20 – Ozark Mountain Gem and Mineral Society show, Springfield

Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Ed Clark Museum of Missouri Geology, 111 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla. Open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read Governor Parson’s proclamation and learn more about events and contests online at