Monday, September 22, 2014

Celebrate Geologic Map Day, October 17

Celebrate the third annual Geologic Map Day! On October 17, as part of the Earth Science Week 2014 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society. Focusing on the theme of “Earth’s Connected Systems,”
Earth Science Week 2014 will be celebrated October 12‐18.

Geologic maps are vital to education, science, business, and public policy concerns. Geologic Map Day will focus the attention of students, teachers, and the public on the study, uses, and significance of these tools, by engaging audiences through educational activities, print materials, online resources, and public outreach.

“We use geologic maps to show the history lesson of the earth and to help us make informed decisions about how to connect with earth systems now and into the future” noted Oregon State Geologist, Vicki S. McConnell. McConnell serves as the AASG Geologic Map Day committee chair. “Learning to make and to read a geologic map is really fun and rewarding. Go see what your state geologic survey is doing on Geologic Map Day”.

To find your state’s geologic survey and additional geologic mapping information go to and click on the state of interest.

Geologic Map Day’s organizing partners include the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), the
Association of American State Geologists, the U.S. Geological Survey, the National Park Service, the
Geological Society of America, and Esri.

[post provided by AASG]

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