This October, Earth Science Week will engage people around the world in learning about the natural processes that shape our planet. This year’s theme, “Our Ever-changing Earth,” gives us the opportunity to take a closer look at the tectonic forces involved in the many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions of the last few years, along with other interesting and exciting ways our planet is changing. In celebration of National Fossil Day, you’ll also have a chance to consider the ways living organisms have changed over time as evidenced by our phenomenal collection of animal and plant fossils. Learn about these geologic processes through expert-led demonstrations and activities, and have the chance to touch rocks, minerals and fossils, watch stones being polished, play games, make crafts and more!
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation