The essential Earth Science Week 2009 (October 11-17) Toolkit enables students, educators, and the public to fully explore this yearâ€™s theme â€œUnderstanding Climate.â€ The latest edition of this resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).
The 2009 Earth Science Week Toolkit contains a 12-month school-activity calendar and classroom poster provided by AGI, its Member Societies and other organizations.Â Along with these traditional Earth Science Week publications, this yearâ€™s Toolkit features a variety of educational climate resources from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A report on the â€œEcological Impacts of Climate Changeâ€ and a new brochure outlining principles for Earth Science literacy are also included.
Multimedia features this year include NASAâ€™s â€œDynamic EARTHâ€ DVD-ROM and a CD-ROM on GIS technology from ESRI. Additional informational materials within the kits include a National Park Service poster highlighting the nationâ€™s glaciers and literature on the National Wildlife Refuge System.Â Like years past, the 2009 Toolkit contains a genuine field notebook from Rite in the Rain.
These items and much more make the Earth Science Week Toolkit ideal for engaging students and general public to explore the geosciences. The Toolkits are available for the cost of shipping and handling ($6.95 in the United States). Bulk pricing is available. To order, visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials/.
Earth Science Week is an annual event held the second week of October to promote an understanding and appreciation of the earth sciences. It is organized annually by AGI with support from a number of other geoscience organizations, including the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA, National Park Service, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation. To learn more about this event, please visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/.