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Earth Science Week 2012 Celebrated.

WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Earth Sicence Week was celebrated between the dates October 14--20 across the Untited States.

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. Traditionally held in the second full week of October, Earth Science Week encourages the understanding and promotion of earth science at local, state, national and international levels.

A short video profile about research physical scientist Dalia Kirschbaum, who focuses on landslide modeling as well as public outreach for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

2007 marked the tenth annual Earth Science Week. Each year, AGI organizes Earth Science Week as a service to its member societies, with generous help from major partners which provide funding, donated materials, organize events and publicize the celebration. Continuing partners include the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, the National Park Service (NPS), NASA, and NOAA.

People in all 50 states and in more than five countries have participated in Earth Science Week events and activities, ranging from educators teaching Earth science activities in their classrooms to open houses held at major USGS field stations. State geological surveys are also key participants, and are responsible for having official proclamations issued by their state's governor.

The Association of American State Geologists adopted a resolution designating the second full week of October as Earth Science Week. In July, 1998, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) read a statement containing this resolution into the Congressional Record. In 2002, AASG passed a motion to reaffirm their support of Earth Science Week.

AGI currently works with each state geological survey to encourage proclamations to be made on the state and national level for each year's Earth Science Week.

Seven states have issued perpetual proclamations: Alaska, Delaware, Illinois, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota.

Themes of the Earth Science Week

* 2002: Water Is All Around Us

* 2003: Eyes on Planet Earth: Monitoring Our Changing World

* 2004: Living on a Restless Earth: Natural Hazards and Mitigation

* 2005: Geoscientists Explore the Earth

* 2006: Be a Citizen Scientist!

* 2007: The Pulse of Earth Science

* 2008: No Child Left Inside

* 2009: Understanding Climate

* 2010: Exploring Energy

* 2011: Our Ever-Changing Earth

* 2012: Exploring Careers in the Earth Sciences

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A short video profile about research physical scientist Dalia Kirschbaum, who focuses on landslide modeling as well as public outreach for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.

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