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Oct 12, 2018

It's Earth Science Week, and AGI Earth Science Education Ambassador Sally Jewell has some words of wisdom for young people interested in the geosciences. On this episode of audioEARTH, Joe and Railey speak with Sally about how geoscience impacts our daily lives, how young people can get involved with geoscience, and how Earth inspires us each and every day. This interview was recorded in August 2018.


Earth as Inspiration film series - narrated by Sally Jewell:

Earth Science Week website:

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell brings leadership to UW community, new EarthLab initiative:


Earth Science Week Focus Days

Sunday, October 14 - International Earthcache Day. Explore the world with this GPS scavenger hunt!

Monday, October 15 - Earth Science Literacy Day. Learn the fundamentals of geosciences with Earth Science: Big Idea, a video series developed to explain why Earth science literacy is important.

Tuesday, October 16 - Earth Observation Day. Engage students and teachers in remote sensing as an exciting and powerful educational tool.

Also Tuesday, October 16 - No Child Left Inside Day. NCLI Day encourages students to go outside and research Earth science in the field like a professional geoscientist.

Wednesday, October 17 - National Fossil Day. The annually held National Fossil Day celebration is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of fossils.

Thursday, October 18 - Geoscience for Everyone Day. Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in the geosciences.

Friday, October 19 - Geologic Map Day. Hosted by the U.S. Geological Survey, Association of American State Geologists, National Park Service, Geological Society of America, and Esri in partnership with AGI, this special event promotes awareness of the study, uses, importance of geologic mapping for education, science, business, and a variety of public policy concerns.

Saturday, October 20 - International Archaeology Day. Hosted by the Archaeological Institute of America, this special event is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery.



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