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Earth Science Week is coming up Oct. 14-20, so here are a few resources to help teachers promote Earth sciences. This year’s theme is Earth as Inspiration. ESW, which is sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute, aims to engage students in exploring the relationship between the arts and the Earth’s systems. Learn about Earth Science Week. The main Earth Science Week website has a number of links with resources, a photo gallery and social media pages. You can also order the Earth Science Week toolkit. This year’s toolkit includes:

  • 12-month school-year activity calendar, suitable for hanging
  • New Earth Science Week poster, including a learning activity
  • NASA materials on school resources and planetary exploration
  • National Park Service posters on caves, plants, and geology
  • Geologic Map Day poster dealing with artistic inspiration
  • Mineral Education Coalition “Quarry to Crop” postcard
  • IRIS material on seismology and earthquakes
  • AmericaView poster on exploring America through LandSat
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute poster on global change
  • UNAVCO materials on Geodesy and websites to explore
  • Fact sheet from Critical Zones Observatories
  • Switch Energy Project information on energy science
  • Bureau of Land Management dinosaur coloring page
  • Material on Constructing the Rock Cycle from GSA
  • Water Footprint Calculator information on water science
  • EarthScope material on what it means to be an Earth scientist
  • CLEAN, AMS, TERC, and GPS information and more
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