Earth Science Week 2001

Title: Earth Science Week

Publication: The Outcrop, October 2001, p. 6

Earth Science Week is an annual event that promotes earth science awareness in schools and libraries. It was started by the American Geological Institute in 1998. More than three quarters of the state governors signed Earth Science Week proclamations for 1998, and 35 did in 1999. In 2000, President Clinton issued a message in recognition of Earth Science Week. This year it falls during the week of October 7-13, 2001. For information about activities around the country check the following website: http://www.earthsciweek.org/. You can also request a free information kit today to receive a folder filled with new posters, materials, ideas, and activities. Get involved in your community. Contact Jerry Cuzella to volunteer to speak in schools (303-773-6700 x227).

Using a grant from the RMAG Foundation, three television programs about the oil and gas business in the Rockies will be distributed to community cable channels in Aspen, Rifle, Lakewood, Denver, Longmont, and Trinidad, Colorado. The programs “Lighting the Frontier,” produced by RMAG, and “Rocky Mountain Anthology: The Raton Basin” and “Rocky Mountain Anthology: Cokedale,” produced by GeoLinks Video Programs, will be cablecast during the month of October in honor of Earth Science Week. Grants from the RMAG Foundation, RMS-AAPG Foundation, the Denver Earth Resources Library, several library members, and Evergreen Resources were used to produce the two anthology videos. Contact Linda Flis at 303-733-4311 for broadcast schedule information.

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