Earth Science Week 11-17 October – Visualizing Earth Systems
Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has organized Earth Science Week -- a national and international event designed to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 11-17 and will celebrate the theme "Visualizing Earth Systems."
The 2015 Earth Science Week theme explores what it means to see our planet through eyes informed by the geosciences. Using technologies ranging from on-site data collection to satellite-based remote sensing, scientists investigate conditions of Earth systems.
The objectives of this year's Earth Science Week are:
- to engage students in discovering the Earth sciences;
- to remind people that Earth science is all around us
- to encourage Earth stewardship through understanding; and
- to motivate geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the Earth.
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In conjunction with Earth Science Week, GLOBE is hosting a new Data Entry Challenge from 11-17 October 2015! Whether you report new data or old, GIO will recognize schools entering the most data during the week of 11-17 October.
The data you collect helps to tell a story of the environmental conditions at a moment in time. Data are as important now as they were on the day you collected them. So, if you have old data sheets that you have not yet entered into the GLOBE database, please join this worldwide effort to enter those data now. If your data collection is up-to-date, then now is the time to collect and enter more data, either online or through the GLOBE data entry mobile app.
GIO is calling on you to dig in even deeper and continue to make your data count! With your help, it all adds up!
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office