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Earth Science Week 2009

The week of October 11-17, 2009 was the twelth 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.

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. OMYA, Inc. hosted the annual highly successful Open House. OMYA, the Vermont Marble Exhibit and the Vermont Geological Survey sponsored of the poster contest. The VGS maintained a web site of activities. The North Branch Nature center in Montpelier sponsored a mineral ID day. The American Geological Institute sponsored national art contests. For a list of classroom activities and a planning kit for 2009, contact AGI, 4220 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302. AGI sponsors national art, photography and essay contests for grades K-8 and for adults.

The theme for the poster contest was "Rocks of Vermont" and THE POSTER CONTEST WINNERS ARE...... (Click on each thumbnail to see a larger poster)

Grades K-3 Winning Posters
1st - Aaron, Christ the King School
2nd - Marion, Homeschool
3rd - Luke, Homeschool

Grade 4 Winning Posters
1st - Rory, Sherburne Elementary School
2nd - Kyle, Sherburne Elementary School
3rd - Daniel, Sherburne Elementary School

Grades 5-6 Winning Posters
1st - Remy, Sherburne Elementary School
2nd - Crystal, Addison Central School
3rd - Maggie, Homeschool

Grades 7-9 Winning Posters
1st - Sarah, Proctor Jr./Sr. High School
2nd - Kiya, Lake Region Union High School
3rd - Paul, Proctor Jr./Sr. High School

Grades 10-12 Winning Poster Peoples Choice Award
1st - Alyssa, Proctor Jr./Sr. High School
Julie, 2nd grade, Homeschool

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