It’s October and that means that once again it’s time for Earth Science Week – a week long celebration of all things Earth Science, initiated by the American Geosciences Institute! To learn more about this history of Earth Science Week check out our previous blog post, but this year the theme is ‘Earth Science for a Sustainable World‘, so today we wanted to share some links and resources, in case you want to get involved!
The first place to visit is obviously the Earth Science Week website, collecting a range of information about events and resources during the full week of 9 – 15 October all focused around Sustainable Geoscience. There is even a toolkit that contains resources linked to how global geoscience relates to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, provided by one of our sibling societies, the American Geosciences Institute! If you are a teacher, there is a page of searchable teaching resources, and links to online events that you can join, regardless of where you are located!
One of our other sibling societies, the Geological Society of London also has a lot of special events happening this week, many located in the UK, but also lots that are accessible to people around Europe – check their website for full details. One thing that we particularly love is the poster they created showing the different ways that the UN Sustainable Development Goals link to several subjects in geoscience, and how geoscientists can get involved in supporting the global goals! Not only is the poster a really useful resource, it’s also available in several languages!
Of course if you are looking for information on how the UN Sustainable Development Goals relate to geoscience there is nowhere better to start than Geology for Global Development – a charity organisation dedicated to helping geoscientists find ways to support education and collaboration with economically developing regions around the world. Their founder, Joel Gill, spoke to us in 2020 all about the organisation’s mission and how you can get involved, but why not head straight to their website to learn more! You can also read their entire back catalogue of blogs about issues in Global Development here!
Don’t forget to keep us up to date with what you are planning this week by sharing your activities on social media – make sure to use the hashtag #EarthScienceWeek to keep in touch!