AusGeo News  December 2007  Issue No. 88

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Earth Science Week 2007 celebrations

Section Earth Science Week 2007 poster.

The highlight of the Earth Science Week 2007 celebrations at Geoscience Australia was an Award Ceremony following the screening of winning entries from the inaugural Geologi short film competition.

Over 200 students across Australia produced and submitted 56 short films for the competition which was hosted by Geoscience Australia and sponsored by the National Geographic Channel Website–Australia.

The competition entries featured a diversity of earth science themes. The Senior Gold award was won by 'Carbon Sinks' produced by students from St John Bosco College (NSW). The Junior Gold award was presented to students from Presbyterian Ladies College (WA) for their three-minute film 'Quicksand queries'.

Earth Science Week celebrated its tenth year with the theme 'The Pulse of Earth Science', which highlighted the significant contribution the earth sciences make to the world we live in, and the diversity of career opportunities available to earth science graduates. Earth Science Week activities were again held across Australia raising the profile of the earth sciences in local communities and schools.

In 2008, Earth Science Week will focus on 'International Year of Planet Earth' themes and will be celebrated between October 12 and 18.

For more information phone Fiona Wright on +61 2 6249 9859 (email

Related websites

Earth Science Week, Geoscience Australia

Earth Science Week, International

International Year of Planet Earth, Geoscience Australia

International Year of Planet Earth

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