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Our ever-changing Earth - 9-15 October 2011

What is Earth Science Week?

Earth Science Week is an international celebration initiated and hosted by the American Geological Institute, promoting the importance of the geosciences to the community.  The American Geological Institute has announced that the theme for the 2011 celebrations will be "Our ever-changing Earth".  The dates for Earth Science Week 2011 are 9-15 October.

Geoscience Australia will again be hosting Australia's Earth Science Week celebrations and aligning activities with the international theme.

Geoscience Australia's main Earth Science Week activities are the Geologi student short film competition and the Top GeoShot photographic competition with the winners announced at a special screening during Earth Science Week.  Geoscience Australia will also be unveiling a new foyer display featuring Antarctic Geoscience to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Mawson's expedition to Antarctica.

Activities for Earth Science Week 2011

What are the aims of Earth Science Week?

The objectives are to:

  • provide students with new opportunities to discover the earth sciences
  • highlight the contributions of earth science to our lives
  • pass on the message that earth science is all around us
  • encourage stewardship of the Earth through an understanding of earth science
  • provide opportunities for geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about Earth
  • have fun!

What can you do?

Organise a special activity at your school or celebrate Earth Science Week with:

  • a geoscience activity day
  • scientific demonstrations
  • photographic displays
  • library displays
  • earth science artwork displays
  • science project displays
  • teacher workshops
  • public lectures.

To register an event or for more information contact education@ga.gov.au

Topic contact: education@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011