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Media Advisory: 1000 students celebrate Earth Science Week at USGS
Released: 10/15/2008 8:09:54 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Leslie C. Gordon 1-click interview
Phone: 650-329-4006

Liz Colvard 1-click interview
Phone: 650-329-4498

WHAT: In celebration of Earth Science Week, 1000 students from more than 30 local schools will visit the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Menlo Park to meet with scientists for hands-on activities, workshops, and demonstrations. A list of exhibits is online: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/about/edu/esd/exhibits.php

WHEN: Thursday, October 16, 2008, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

Please note our main driveway will be blocked for the safety of the visiting children. Please see directions, maps, and parking information here: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/about/edu/esd/parking.php

WHY: With this year's theme of "No Child Left Inside," Earth Science Week is being celebrated Oct. 12-18. Earth Science Week was established in 1998 by the American Geological Institute (AGI) to give students and citizens new opportunities to discover Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. More information about USGS Earth Science Week activities is available from http://www.usgs.gov/earthscience/2008 and information about the national celebration is at http://www.earthsciweek.org/.

Reporters and photographers are encouraged to attend the Earth Science Week activities at the USGS to learn for themselves about the great outdoors of science, and to watch local school children as they learn about it.

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