Celebrate the earth sciences!: October 10-16, 2010 is Earth Science Week.
Celebrate the earth sciences!: October 10-16, 2010 is Earth Science Week.Courtesy Mark Ryan
This week is officially Earth Science Week, a week-long celebration and appreciation of the earth sciences. Sponsored by the American Geological Institute, Earth Science Week runs through this coming Saturday, October 16. You can check the site for events and other information. Also, this week, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is hosting the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Pittsburgh. The event runs through tomorrow (Oct. 13), which also happens to be National Fossil Day. The Science Museum in Minnesota will be holding its own celebration of National Fossil Day later on Saturday October 16. Fossil-related activities will be taking place throughout the museum, including a new mammoth skull in the Dinosaurs and Fossils gallery. Come down to see some great fossils, get questions answered, or to learn about fossil collecting sites in the Twin Cities area. So get out there. Do some rock hunting, enjoy your regional geology, learn about rocks and fossils at your local museum, or dig up your own fossils at your favorite collecting site (legally, of course). Whatever you do, this week's a great time to celebrate the earth sciences.

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Deborah Hudleston's picture
Deborah Hudleston says:

Or... hang out at happy hour and listen to a local geologist talk about how patterns develop across our landscape:

http://www.sciencebuzz.org/blog/something-nothing-mystery-landscape-patt...

Thanks for bringing this up mdr!

posted on Tue, 10/12/2010 - 12:51pm

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