Webcast on Earth Science Week 'Focus Days' Now Available

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Webcast on Earth Science Week 'Focus Days' Now Available
Geoff Camphire (gac@americangeosciences.org)

Alexandria, VA - Each day during Earth Science Week 2016 (October 9-15), science teachers, students, and the public are invited to focus on a different area of Earth science. Go online today to view a new webcast about "Focus Days" of this year's celebration:

  • International EarthCache Day (October 9)
  • Earth Science Literacy Day (October 10)
  • No Child Left Inside Day (October 11)
  • National Fossil Day (October 12)
  • Geoscience for Everyone Day (October 13)
  • Geologic Map Day (October 14)
  • International Archaeology Day (October 15

This free webcast, narrated by AGI Outreach Assistant Katelyn Murtha, provides an overview of opportunities, activities, and resources available. The roughly four-minute tutorial includes a wealth of online links, which viewers can click during the presentation to review available resources.

To view the "Focus Days" webcast, visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/webcasts. To learn more about Focus Days, go to http://www.earthsciweek.org/focus-days.


Reaching over 50 million people annually, Earth Science Week has been led by AGI in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community since 1998. Earth Science Week 2016 will be celebrated October 9-15, 2016. To learn more, please visit www.earthsciweek.org. To order Toolkits, please visit www.earthsciweek.org/materials. You may also call AGI Publications to place your order at 703-379-2480.


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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