SPECIAL UPDATE: President Bush Salutes Earth
Science Week 2005
This update was originally sent out as an e-mail message to AGI's
The following presidential message was released by the White House
in recognition of Earth Science
Week 2005, which is October 9-15. The message joins other proclamations
that are issued by numerous state governors and city mayors across
AGI thanks President Bush for his support and thanks geoscientists
for their dedication to the many Earth Science Week activities organized
in communities across the United States and around the world.
THE WHITE HOUSE
October 4, 2005
I send greetings to those celebrating Earth Science Week 2005, sponsored
by the American Geological Institute.
The desire to explore and understand is part of our Nation's character,
and we have a rich history of scientific achievement. Across our country,
geologists, geophysicists, and other earth and environmental scientists
are expanding our knowledge of the world around us and showing us
innovative ways to care for the environment. Their curiosity and passion
for discovery reflect the spirit of America.
I salute the geoscience community for helping us appreciate the wonders
of our natural surroundings. I also appreciate parents and teachers
for working together to educate our Nation's young people about the
Earth. Your efforts inspire future generations of scientists and remind
us of our responsibility to be good stewards of the environment.
Laura and I send our best wishes.
George W. Bush
Update prepared by Katie Ackerly, AGI Government Affairs Program
Please send any comments or requests for information to the AGI Government Affairs Program.
Posted October 7, 2005