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Data and maps, research, reports, fact sheets; Location: Laramie, WY
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Information on geoscience careers, scholarships and grants, and internships
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AGI is sponsoring a photography contest to celebrate Earth Science Week. The photography contest is open to interested persons of any age. You must be a resident of the United States or an international member of an AGI Member Society or an AGI International Associate Society to enter.
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AGI is sponsoring an essay contest to celebrate Earth Science Week. The essay contest is open to any interested person in grades 6-9. You must be a resident of the United States to enter.
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Annual event to celebrate fossils during the Wednesday of Earth Science Week; Location: national
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"Join the Earth Science Week team in encouraging everyone -- including women, minorities, and people with a range of abilities -- to explore careers in the geosciences! If you're an educator, invite a geoscientist to speak in your classroom. If you're a geoscientist, visit a school or volunteer at a...
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Welcome to Geologic Map Day, a special event designed to promote awareness of geologic mapping and its vital importance to society. As an extension of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Geologic Map Day focuses the attention of students, teachers, and the general public on the study,...
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"International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery! Every October, the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) -- a new Earth Science Week partner -- and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and elsewhere present archaeological...
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AGI is sponsoring a visual arts contest to celebrate Earth Science Week. The visual arts contest is open to any interested person in grades K-5. You must be a resident of the United States to enter.
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The Geological Society of America welcomes you to the EarthCache program. Here you will find the earthCache guidelines, tips on how to get involved, and event information. 
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No Child Left Inside (NCLI) is celebrated on the Tuesday of each Earth Science Week. But any day can be NCLI day! Young people everywhere enjoy experiences that make learning fresh and exciting. Your students will, too. This guide contains all the information you need to begin planing your own NCLI...
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Earth scientists play an important, if largely invisible, role in many aspects of our daily lives, such as building homes or growing food. For example, geoscientists help determine which locations would be best for undertaking these vital activities. The slope of the soil is an important soil...
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"Maps are two-dimensional ways of representing information about the natural and built world from a """"""""top-down"""""""" perspective. You are probably familiar with road maps that show where roads go and which roads intersect with others and where. You also may have seen weather maps, which show...
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In January 1992, a container ship headed to Tacoma-Washington, from Hong Kong, China, lost 12 containers during severe storm conditions. One container held a shipment of 29-000 bathtub toys. Ten months later, the first of these plastic toys began to wash up onto the coast of Alaska. Driven by the...
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"Does your neighborhood have """"""""wild"""""""" places? What's """"""""wild""""""""? What's the personality of the environment between home and school? What's there? How do you relate to it? How does your perspective of local geography change between being on the ground and exploring from above?...
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Geographic information systems (GIS) are mapping and analysis tools that people use in all walks of life. GIS is problem-solving technology, for careers in research, policy-making, and production — in government agencies, non-profit groups, and for-profit companies, from global to local...
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In ancient times, sailors found their way by observing stars and other celestial bodies — when they were visible through the clouds, that is. Thus, one of the most important improvements to ocean navigation was the invention of the compass. There is some disagreement about who should get...
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Geoscientists use special boats to conduct research at sea. One of these boats is named the JOIDES Resolution (JR). Unlike most oceangoing vessels, the JR has a flat bottom, a 6.4-meter hole in the middle, 12 laboratories, and a derrick towering 67 meters above the waterline! Why? So scientists can...
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Activity where students use problem-based learning to work through a scenario with scientists identifying an unknown mollusc. Problem-based learning is an inquiry technique that involves students working cooperatively in groups solving real-world problems. Students learn how to assess what they...
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Published in 2006
You may have seen or used Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in cars or on camping trips. These devices use data from satellites orbiting the Earth to locate places on our planet. GPS devices describe the locations to us in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates. Citizen scientists...
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