Earth Science Week (ESW) is a nationwide program designed to
promote interest and knowledge of the earth sciences and its contributions
to society. It is an annual celebration sponsored by the American
Fort Davis - The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute hosted its 5th annual Earth Rocks on October 14 for Earth Science Week. The event offered hands-on activities designed to bring awareness to wind, solar, hydro, chemical, heat, and geothermal energy.
Houston - The Houston Geological Society (HGS) kicked of Earth Science Week 2010 with the annual Family Energy Festival. Partnering with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the festival offered interactive demonstrations by area geoscience organizations. HGS also offered a field trip to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum on October 16. Visitors boarded the retired jackup drilling rig to learn about the offshore energy industry.
El Paso - The University of Texas at El Paso hosted an Open House Celebration for Earth Science Week 2010. The event included a barbecue, special guest lecturers, picture and essay contests, a rock and mineral auction, a dino-dig, and science demonstrations.
Arlington - To celebrate Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day, the University of Texas in Arlington hosted the Archosaur Site Opening and Dig for the public on October 16.
Paradise - Kayli Hall won first place in the Earth Science Week Essay Contest.
Message from the State Geologist
of Texas for 2009 Texas Earth Science Week (
Career Fair Video
here to view a short video clip from the 2003 Austin ESW Career
Fair. This clip comes compliments of the U.T. Division of Instructional
Innovation and Assessment, Center for Instructional Technologies.
The Texas ESW consortium encourage you to use this
website to discover past and future ESW activities as well as the
resources available to teachers, students, and the public. We hope
that you will support the advancement of earth science education
in our community and participate in Earth Science Week.
If you wish to update your
existing web page and/or add a Texas ESW activity to this website,
please contact Sigrid Clift at telephone 512-471-0320 or e-mail