Join the Earth Science Week team in encouraging everyone – including women, minorities, and people with a range of abilities – to explore geoscience careers on “Geoscience for Everyone Day,” Thursday, October 16, 2014.
If you’re an educator, invite a geoscientist to speak in your classroom. If you’re a geoscientist, visit a school or volunteer at a science center. Organize a scout event, lead a field trip, or hold a special “Take Your Child to Work Day.” You can make a real difference during Earth Science Week 2014 by opening a young person’s eyes to the world of Earth science.
Doing so, you’ll be supporting the efforts of AGI Member Societies such as the Association for Women Geoscientists and the National Association of Black Geoscientists in raising awareness of the remarkable opportunities available to all young people in the Earth sciences. To learn more about Geoscience for Everyone Day, go tohttp://www.earthsciweek.org/geoscience-everyone-day.
Are you a geoscientist who’s not sure where to start? See “Visiting Geoscientists: An Outreach Guide for Geoscience Professionals,” a handbook co-produced by AGI and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Youth Education Activities Committee. Professional geoscientists can provide unique enrichment opportunities, based on their education, experience, and firsthand knowledge of the workplace. To download the handbook, see http://www.agiweb.org/education/aapg/index.html.