Earth Science Week 2005 - Geoscientists Explore
The week of October 9-15, 2005 was the eigth annual national celebration
of Earth Science Week. The week was a time for geoscientists and organizations
to encourage stewardship of the Earth and to share knowledge about the
Earth and how it works. The week provides an opportunity to expand public
awareness and understanding of geology and its role in water and land
use decisions, ecological issues, resource issues, and hazard mitigation.
Click here to see the
Governor's Proclamation for Earth Science Week 2005.
Earth Science Week is a national project
jointly sponsored by the Vermont Geological Society, Vermont Geological
Survey at the Agency of Natural Resources, and the American Geological
Institute. Numerous other individuals, organizations and businesses
sponsor activities during the week. The Vermont Geological Survey focused
on hosting and staffing Geologists-in-the-Parks. OMYA, Inc. hosted another
successful Open House. The Vermont Marble Exhibit and OMYA were the
main sponsors of the poster contest. The American Geological Institute
art contests. For a list of classroom activities and a planning
kit for 2006, contact AGI,
4220 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302. AGI
sponsors national art, photography and essay contests for grades K-8
and for adults.
and THE POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ARE......
Mt. Abraham Union High School, Grade 8
Sherburne Elementary School, Grade 3
Williston Central School, Grade 6
Richmond Elementary School, Grade 3
Williston Central School, Grade 8
Vermont Events 2005
SCIENCE WEEK POSTER CONTEST:
October 6, 2005 - Earth Science Week Posters Due
Host: OMYA Industries, Inc., Vermont Marble Museum, Vermont
Geological Society, Vermont Geological Survey
Cathy Migliorie at (802) 770-7465 or Robert Pye at (802) 427-1396
Location: Vermont Marble Museum, Proctor, VT
year's theme is Geoscientists Explore the Earth.
Geoscientists are curious about the Earth and the solar system. They
try to answer questions such as : Is there life on other planets? What
makes a continent move, a mountain form, or a volcano erupt? Why did
dinosaurs become extinct? How is the global climate changing? For more
information, download the entry form
and release form, then send in
your entries by October 6. The awards ceremony will be held at the Vermont
Marble Museum on October 15, 2005 at 11 am. There are prizes for teachers
October 9 - 15, 2005 - Earth Science Week
Host: Vermont Geological Survey and Vermont Geological Society
Location: Various locations around the state
will lead hikes at Mt. Philo and Little River State Parks. The parks
charge 0.50 per person. Registration is required.
INC. 5TH ANNUAL MARBLE QUARRY OPEN HOUSE:
October 15, 2005
Host: OMYA, Inc.
Location: Middlebury, Vermont
hosts their 5th annual quarry open house on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10
am - 4 pm. The last quarry tour shuttle departs at 3 pm .
here for more information.
9 - 15, 2005 - Earth Science Week
This year's theme is Geoscientists Explore the Earth. Earth Science
Week is a national project jointly sponsored by the Vermont Geological
Society, Vermont Geological Survey at the Agency of Natural Resources,
and the American Geological Institute. For a list of classroom activities
and a planning kit, contact AGI,
4220 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302.
- Mercury in the Environment Guest Speakers
Host: Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Environmental
Contact: Karen Busshart
Location: Will visit your site
Information: The PowerPoint presentation includes information
about mercury, where it comes from, how it gets into our environment,
health effects, what products in our home contain mercury, and proper
disposal. The presentation also includes a class participation activity
on bioaccumulation in the food chain. Booklets "Good Sneakers and Mercury"
and "Mercury in the Environment" are available on request. Classroom
visits will be first come, first served and are recommended for grades
Geology books recommended
by the Vermont Geological Society members.