Earth Science Week for 2017 is scheduled for October 8-14th. It is sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute, the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, the National Park Service among others. Its the perfect time to increase our knowledge of science and to share what we know with family and friends.
Have you ever considered what a miracle of science a native plant species is? And how through evolution the biodiversity that makes up the Earth came to be? It’s mind-boggling when you think of it. How could this miracle we live in every day come to be? Why do do some humans not appreciate the complexity and take better care of it?
Next week gives us all the chance to try to catch up.
Get Ready for Earth Science Week
Reprinted from EPA’s Environmental Education eNewsletter
“Earth Science Week is October 8-14, 2017. Are you and your students ready? Check out some of the materials available for your school.
Get a free toolkit. Each year, a new Earth Science Week toolkit is released containing educational materials for all ages. Materials from sources like NASA and National Park Service include a program poster and school-year activity calendar, as well as activities, a game, and other resources from distinguished program partners. Explore available toolkits.
Find K-12 lessons by grade or topic. The Earth Science Week website has numerous classroom activities searchable by grade or by topic. Most are also categorized based on the Next Generation Science Standards and the earlier National Science Education Standards. Browse through activities to prepare.”