Geoheritage the Focus of New Earth Science Week Site

Geoheritage the Focus of New Earth Science Week Site
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8/16/2016
 
Alexandria, VA - Science teachers and students can go online today to use a new educational resource of the Earth Science Week website, the "Our Shared Geoheritage" page, which features educational material on our geoscience heritage.
 
Geoscience heritage -- or, as it is known worldwide, geoheritage -- is the wealth of natural marvels, landforms, and resources that have formed over time and passed to people today to manage, use, and conserve effectively. Educators know that geoheritage, which touches on topics ranging from energy science to climate change, shows students the relevance of Earth science.
 
Now teachers have a collection of pertinent material, right at their fingertips at http://www.earthsciweek.org/content/our-shared-geoheritage. Supporting the Earth Science Week 2016 theme of "Our Shared Geoheritage," this new page on the program website links educators and students to dozens of recommended resources, including downloadable reports, articles, blogs, geoheritage locations, and learning activities.
 
Users are invited to help improve the page by sharing their favorite geoheritage materials. Please submit the URLs for favorite online materials to info@earthsciweek.org. Help strengthen Earth science education by sharing effective resources with fellow educators!
 
Reaching over 50 million people annually, AGI leads Earth Science Week in cooperation with the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each year, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers the public opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth.
 
To view the "Our Shared Geoheritage" page, please visit: http://www.earthsciweek.org/content/our-shared-geoheritage.
 
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Earth Science Week 2016 will be celebrated October 9-15. To learn more, please visit www.earthsciweek.org. To order your Toolkits, please visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials. You may also call AGI Publications to place your order at 703-379-2480.
 
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The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.
 

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