News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Sept. 17, 2007
The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), in cooperation with the American Geological Institute (AGI), is supporting Earth Science Week activities this October 14-20, 2007, by making available Earth Science Week Toolkits. KGS is distributing the toolkits to individuals and groups interested in holding their own Earth Science Week activities and programs.
The Earth Science Week Toolkit includes information and resources for the public, university, and K-12 students. Examples of toolkit resources include U.S. Geological Survey Landsat images of Antarctic ice sheets and glaciers; a NASA "Exploring Ice" CD-ROM; undergraduate and graduate scholarship/fellowship opportunities with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; GPS and GIS lessons for earth science education; U.S. Geological Survey DVD tutorials; and wall posters and educational handouts. Additional resources and activities that complement the toolkits are available from the Earth Science Week website at http://www.earthsciweek.org/.
Earth Science Week is an annual event organized by AGI to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. The theme of this year's Earth Science Week is "The Pulse of Earth Science." The goal is to promote public and professional awareness about the status of Earth science in education and society. Central to the goal is to help participants better understand the Earth sciences' impact on society.
Earth Science Week 2007 Toolkits can be obtained from the Kansas Geological Survey, 1930 Constant Ave., Lawrence, KS 66047-3726 (or phone 785-864-3965). A limited supply are available free of charge, plus $4.50 per toolkit for shipping and handling. After supplies are exhausted, additional copies may be purchased from AGI for $6.95 each, plus shipping and handling. Kansas residents should call for specific sales tax owed. More information about KGS books, maps, and other products is available at the Survey's web site (www.kgs.ku.edu).