Earth Science Week


Geoscience Australia is ready to rock with a range of events to celebrate Earth Science Week 9 -15 October. Join us as we explore Earth sciences for Australia’s future. Our events celebrate the many ways Earth science impacts our everyday lives, feature a diverse range of amazing Earth scientists, and offer activities for just about everyone.

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Earth Science Activity

Download our Earth Science Week quiz [PDF 75 KB] and find-a-word and test your Earth Science knowledge.

Sketching at Geoscience Australia

Sun 9 Oct, 9.30am – 12.15pm

Explore Geoscience Australia’s treasured collections through the lens of art! Enjoy an introduction to Geoscience Australia’s work and the National Mineral and Fossil Collection, followed by tips and tricks for sketching from the Canberra Urban Sketchers. Book your free tickets on Eventbrite.

Fuzzy Logic Radio Show, Earth Science Week special

Sun 9 Oct, 11am – 12pm

If you’re in the ACT, tune in on 98.3FM to hear about geodesy – possibly the most important Earth science you’ve never heard of. If you miss it, you can catch up via the Fuzzy Logic Show podcast.

All the Earth’s a Stage performance at Smith’s Alternative

Thur 13 Oct, 7pm – 9pm

Learn about the cutting-edge science being used to care for our Earth and laugh at the quick-wit and creativity of Lightbulb’s master improvisers as they explore Earth science. Book your free tickets here.

Highlights of Geoscience Australia tours

Tue 11 Oct, 6pm – 7.30pm

Fri 14 Oct, 1.30pm – 3pm

Sat 15 Oct, 11am – 12.30pm

Experience Geoscience Australia in a new way with a guided tour through our public spaces. See our scientists monitoring for earthquakes, touch the Moon, and get hands-on in our Education Centre.

Book your free tickets on Eventbrite.

Geoscience Australia TimeWalk tours

Wed 12 Oct, 2pm – 3.30pm

Sat 15 Oct, 2pm – 3.30pm

Take a walk through time on Geoscience Australia’s TimeWalk tour. On this tour, you’ll walk 1.1km through our landscaped gardens and discover Earth’s 4600 million year history. Book your free tickets on Eventbrite.

National Mineral & Fossil Collection Experience - Auslan Interpreted tours

Wed 12 Oct, 6pm – 8pm

Fri 14 Oct, 10am – 12pm

Sat 15 Oct, 2pm – 4pm

Join our Collections team for a behind the scenes tour of Geoscience Australia’s world class collection of minerals and fossils.

An accredited Auslan interpreter will accompany this tour for our Deaf community.

See parts of the collection not open to the general public and learn about the stories and science behind particular pieces.

Book your free tickets on Eventbrite. Proudly supported by Inspiring the ACT.

Virtual Excursions Australia – Earthquakes and sustainability

Thu 13 Oct, 10am – 4.25pm (short sessions over the day)

Join Geoscience Australia educators to discover the science of earthquakes and explore how Earth science can support sustainable futures for communities around the world. There’ll also be sessions on Australian dinosaurs, ocean plastics, the inside of the earth and a round of trivia! This is an online excursion and is open to everyone for free. Simply register on the Virtual Excursions Australia website.

Rock painting for Earth Science Week

Grab your rocks, grab your paint, and get creative! Hide your creations around your local community, write #GARocks and #ESWK on the back, and take a photo and post it on our Facebook event page.