October 12 – 18, 2014:
“Earth’s Connected Systems”
For the past 15 years, the American Geosciences Institute has promoted and organized this national and international event to to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.
As a local earth science and environmental consulting firm, Mundell & Associates recognizes the importance of public participation and neighborhood collaboration in learning about and caring for the earth. Join us on Thursday for IrvingtonCache and take time during the week to learn more about the topics of the day!
Find more on earthscienceweek.org
Sunday October 12 – EarthCache Day
Did you know? The most famous Indiana geology is a sequence of carbonate rocks know worldwide as “Indiana Limestone.”
Today: Combine the fun of a treasure hunt, the technology of GPS, and the beauty of our earth with this fun activity! EarthCaching is similar to the popular Geocaching but instead visitors find new knowledge or insights each location.
Monday, October 13 – Earth Science Literacy Day
Did you know? The Earth is 4.6 billion years old.
Today: Explore core concepts of earth science.
Resources: Big Ideas videos
Tuesday, October 14 – No Child Left Inside Day
Did you know? The flat lands and rolling hills of Indiana are a product of glaciation that occurred during the Ice Age.
Today: Go outside to discover Indiana environmental topics firsthand
Wednesday, October 15 – National Fossil Day
Did you know? Most Indiana fossils are from the Paelozoic Era, 542 – 250 million years ago.
Today: learn about paleontology. Look for clues about previous life in your own backyard.
Thursday, October 16 – Geoscience for Everyone Day
It’s IrvingtonCache Day!
Did you know? Geoscience is a career that can change the world: sustainably develop natural resources, protect citizens from earthly hazards, understand element mineral effects on the environment and our physical health.
Today: After Geocache Irvington, ask a Mundell geoscientist what they find most interesting about their career.
Friday, October 17 – Geologic Map Day
Did you know? Partners from around the state of Indiana have combined forces to create a free collection of geographic information on the IndianaMap.
Today: Take a tour of Indiana geology, natural resources, and landmarks on the interactive online IndianaMap.
Resources: How to use the IndianaMAP