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As part of the nation wide Earth Science awareness campaign FHSU Department of Geosciences hosts events and contests throughout the month of October.
Geosciences Photography Contest - (Closed for 2012 entries) The 2012 Photo Contest open for entries October 1 - 22, 2012. Categories are: Ecology, Geology, Water, Weather, and the special category for 2012 is Earth Science Careers. Check back October 2013 for next years contest.
2012 Photography Contest Winners
Grand Champion - Kelsie Abrams
Scavenger Hunt - (October 15-29) Open to FHSU Students Only. The hunt commences during Earth Science Week, with the first half of the clues released during Earth Science Week and the second half the following week. Student teams may register to participate any time before October 19th. All entries are due by noon Oct. 29th. Great Prizes for the top three scoring teams! Click the following links for more information. (General Information and Rules, Team Registration Information and Form, Team Point Form, Week 1 Hunt List (released October 15th), Week 2 Hunt List (released October 22nd))
Congratulations to 2012 Scavenger Hunt High Point Team Sorority Girls Team members: Lindsay Smith, Sammy Kochanowski, Jessica Freeman.
Explore Careers Opportunities in Earth Sciences - (Monday, October 15) Stop by the FHSU Memorial Union during lunch to check out the important and exciting careers in Geosciences.
Celebrate National Fossil Day - (Wednesday, October 17) Celebrate National Fossil Day at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History! Special events scheduled for middle school students. Go behind the scenes of paleontology at the museum. Watch a main stage presentation on modern oil production, "Fossils are Fuel" presented by Western Well Service. Visit a variety of stations in the museum. To register your group please visit the Sternberg Museum Webpage
Geocaching Event - (Thursday, October 18) Open to anyone to participate. This is a one day Geocaching event on October 18th consisting of six caches. Participants will have from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm to find all six caches. The partial coordinates and hint for the first cache will be posted here at 9:00 am the morning of the event. To participate in the full event sign-in on the event log located in the Geosciences Department Office, TH 233 and pick up the clue sheet. The objective is to use the provided coordinates to find a specific cache location and then solve the riddle/clue at that location to find the hidden box. There are six total caches to find. In each of the caches there are poker ships, take one from each cache you find. Each chip is worth one chance in a drawing for prizes. If you complete all six caches your chances double!
Check out last year's activities and contest winners.
The American Geological Institute established Earth Sciences Week in 1998 to raise awareness of the geosciences and their importance to society. It is supported by the US Geological survey, NASA, NOAA, the National Park Service, and the AAPG Foundation.
"What exactly do Earth scientists do? Discover energy sources. Guarantee clean, plentiful water supplies. Strengthen agriculture. Protect the environment. Forecast weather and study climate patterns. Predict, prepare for, and mitigate the effects of natural disasters. Uncover fossils. Explore space. And a whole lot more.Because this work affects all our lives, Earth Science Week 2012 focuses on the theme of "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences. To enhance our understanding of interactions among the Earth systems - the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere - we all need to know about the work done by professional geoscientists."-Geoff Camphire, Manager, Outreach Programs, American Geological Institute
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