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Florida Geological Survey (FGS)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The Florida Geological Survey maintains an active Education and Outreach Program in keeping with its mission to collect, interpret, and provide objective quality geologic information about Florida. Florida’s geology is unique; topics that may be explored from this portal provide an exciting...

Wind Europe
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonize our economies and boots jobs and growth. Today, wind energy is a mature and mainstream technology and one of...

National Park Service (NPS)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Annual event to celebrate fossils during the Wednesday of Earth Science Week; Location: national

United Nationals Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. This is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that...

Windows to the Universe
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

This “Windows After Dark” event (part of the Windows to the Universe project) is designed to raise awareness about light pollution and encourage learning in astronomy. All the information needed to participate will be available on the Star Count Website. At the conclusion of the event, the...

American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Annual celebration of geosciences during second full week in October; Location: Alexandria, VA

International Hydrographic Organization
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

World Hydrography Day aims to give suitable publicity to its work at all levels and of increasing coverage of hydrographic information on a global basis, and urges all States to work to promote safe navigation, especially in the areas of international navigation, ports, and where there are...

Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

November 28 is Red Planet Day, a day to celebrate and learn more about the Red Planet - Mars. The planet is called so because it appears red in color. The date of the Unofficial holiday commemorates the day in 1964 when Mariner 4, a robotic interplanetary probe was launched by NASA and the Jet...

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They contribute to the protection of coastlines. They help mitigate the effects of climate...

United Nations (UN)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to economic development of the world, but to progress across all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

United Nations (UN)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16th the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.

United Nations (UN)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The International Day of Human Space Flight celebrates the start of the space era for humankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in today's world. The day also aims to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes. Activities...

Zero Emissions Day
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Zero Emissions Day, or ZeDay, aims to "give out planet one day off a year." ZeDay guidelines are simple: don't use or burn oil or gas or coal; minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels; don't put anyone in harm's way: all essential and emergency services operate...

United Nations (UN)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Tsunamis are rare events, but can be extremely deadly. In the past 100 years, 58 of them have claimed more than 260,000 lives, or an average of 4,600 per disaster, surpassing any other natural hazard. The highest number of deaths in that period was in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004....

World Rivers Day
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world. Rivers in virtually every country face an array of threats, and only through our...

United Nations (UN)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Science is highly diverse. Each year, World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to demonstrate why science is relevant to people's daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues. The purpose of World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the...

United Nations (UN)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The objective of the observance is to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters.

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UNNGLS)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

An "International Day of Climate Action" on October 24, 2009, was organized by 350.org to influence the delegates going to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in December, 2009. The actions organised by 350.org included gigantic depictions of the number "350", walks...

Keep America Beautiful
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Join other Americans in nationwide recycling projects! Register your event, take the pledge, and combat eccessive waste.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced. At the same time, soil provides living space for...

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th as "International Mountain Day." As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances...

International Dark Sky Association
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. Each year it is held in April around Earth Day and Astronomy Day. International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available...

New Zealand Department of Conservation
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Studies show children who are connected to nature will want to enjoy it and save it, now and in the future. Spending time in nature also improves physical and mental health and wellbeing - it's all about Healthy Nature Healthy People. Get your kids into nature this Conservation Week and...

Planet ARK
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 21st year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behavior change by: promoting kerbside, industrial and...

The Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

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. 

Restore America's Estuaries
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Since 1988, National Estuaries Week has celebrated the many ways we benefit from healthy, thriving coastal ecosystems. All throughout the country, local organizations including Restore America's Estuaries member groups, National Estuarine Research Reserves, and National Estuary Programs organize...

Earth Science Week (ESW)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

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...

Science-Technology Activities and Resources For Libraries (STARnet)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (with additional help from Google,) 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses will be distributed free through public libraries in anticipation of this August’s solar eclipse.   More than 2,000 public libraries will receive a package of free glasses, plus...

AmericaView
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Earth Observation Day (EOD) is a STEM educational outreach event of AmericaView and our partners. The goal is to engage students and teachers in remote sensing as an exciting and powerful educational tool.

Earth Science Week (ESW)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

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...

Eclipse Megamovie 2017
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The Eclipse Megamovie Project will gather images of the 2017 solar eclipse from over 1,000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers, as well as many more members of the general public. We'll then stitch these media assets together to create an expanded and continuous view of the total...

Earth Science Week (ESW)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

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...

Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), Earth Science Week (ESW)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

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...

United States Department of Education (ED)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Federal resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) offers a way to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations. FREE is maintained by the US Department of Education. The FREE.ED.gov site was retired in June...

Ramsar
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, World Wetlands Day was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the...

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

World Wildlife Day celebrates ad raises awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. The world's wildlife, whether charismatic or lesser known, is facing many challenges. The biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, and development. Poaching and...

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside of forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving...

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The World Meteorological Organization has its fundamental mission to support the countries of the world in providing meteorological and hydrological services to protect life and property from natural disasters related to weather, climate, and water, to safeguard the environment, and to...

Earth Day Network
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Earth Day Network's mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. Growing out of the first Earth day,...

National Geographic
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about...

Arbor Day Foundation
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

We inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

More than 3,000 events took place in every state, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam on National Environmental Education Week celebrated the importance of environmental education!

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nation's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

The Ocean Project
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honor, help protect, and conserve the world's oceans. Participate in a World Oceans Day event or activity this year and help protect the ocean for the future!

World Wildlife Foundation (WWF)
Resource Type: Commemorative Days and Events

The Coral Triangle Day is a massive celebration of the Coral Triangle, the world's epicenter of marine biodiversity, which encompasses the seas of 6 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste. This celebration is...

Scholastic
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

For this contest, K-5 students create an original picture and write a story to accompany it that explains how they are Backyard Superheroes working to save living landscapes everywhere. K-2 students submit 25-50 word stories; students in grades 3-5 submit stories of 100-150 words. The winning...

Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF), Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

As part of Energy Day’s year-round initiative to engage students in energy and STEM education, Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF), Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), and our Energy Day partners are excited to host the 7th Annual Energy Day Academic Program (EDAP). The Energy Day Academic...

Earth Science Week (ESW)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

Lists of current contests held by Earth Science Week.

Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

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.

Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Contests for K-12 Students

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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Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC)

The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and the Johnson Space Center (JSC) have a long and successful history of collaborative research and exploration activities that began with the Apollo program. The LPI and JSC have harnessed that heritage to build the Center for Lunar Science and...

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
Commemorative Days and Events
Eclipse Megamovie 2017

The Eclipse Megamovie Project will gather images of the 2017 solar eclipse from over 1,000 volunteer photographers and amateur astronomers, as well as many more members of the general public. We'll then stitch these media assets together to create an expanded and continuous view of the total...

Mars Terra Meridiani surface imagery from NASA's Mars Odyssey Spacecraft
Online Outreach Programs
Astronomy Study Unit (ASU)

If you love astronomy and stamp collecting, ten the Astronomy Study Unit is for you. The purpose of the Astronomy Study Unit is to collect and study philatelic material portraying the various aspects of astronomy, astrology, and related subjects, and to communicate this knowledge to unit members...

Hunter's Moon during a Lunar Eclipse
Commemorative Days and Events
Science-Technology Activities and Resources For Libraries (STARnet)

Thanks to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (with additional help from Google,) 2 million pairs of eclipse glasses will be distributed free through public libraries in anticipation of this August’s solar eclipse.   More than 2,000 public libraries will receive a package of free glasses, plus...

Excess water draining from a California field
Location-based Outreach Programs
National Agriculture in the Classroom

This database of educational and teacher resources focuses on increasing agricultural literacy among your students. Test their knowledge with ready-made questions, find grants and scholarships, read about agricultural facts and find articles on their e-Zine, and even find programs in your state...

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