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SPECIAL UPDATE: President Bush Salutes Earth Science Week 2005

(Posted 10-7-05)

This update was originally sent out as an e-mail message to AGI's member societies.

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 the country.

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.



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

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