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Scientists And Mappers Suggest Last Minute Gift Ideas
Released: 12/9/1996

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Lesley Ogrosky 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460



For last minute gift ideas, visit the U.S. Geological Survey map sales outlet in Reston for great presents for all your friends and family. The store, and its thousands of maps, is open weekdays from 8am until 4pm.

Take advantage of late night shopping hours on Thursday December 19 from 5 - 8 pm. Bring the kids to see the holiday trains display and USGS exhibits, and do some stress free shopping.

Find a map with your name on it using the special computer set up in the sales outlet, whose real name is the Earth Science Information Center or ESIC.

Surprise that special someone with a map of the place where you first met. Buy the kids a map of the place where they were born, or of their favorite summer camp.

Pick up free posters and general interest publications.

The USGS is located at 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston.

For more information call 1-800-ASK-USGS.


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