About Earth Science Week

From AGI About ESW and Mission and Theme pages

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9-15, 2016, and will celebrate the theme "Our Shared Geoheritage."

“Our Shared Geoheritage” the theme of Earth Science Week 2016. Geoheritage is the collection of natural wonders, landforms, and resources that have formed over eons and come to this generation to manage, use, and conserve effectively. Geoheritage locations are valued for many reasons, including scientific, economic, ecological, educational, cultural, aesthetic, artistic, and recreational purposes.

The objectives of Earth Science Week include:

  • To engage students in discovering the Earth sciences.
  • To remind people that Earth science is all around us.
  • To encourage Earth stewardship through understanding.
  • To motivate geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the Earth.

Mark your calendar for future celebrations of Earth Science Week!

  • October 8-14, 2017
  • October 14-20, 2018