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2019 Earth Science Week

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Oct. 13 - Oct. 19

Locally led by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and featuring collaborations with the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences


Sunday, 10/13 - Paint the MSU Rock

  • Location/time: Rock by the MSU Auditorium starting at noon
  • Kicking-off Earth Science Week by painting the rock
  • Anyone is welcome!

Tuesday, 10/15 - Earth on Tap

  • Location/time: The Loft in Lansing from 7:30-9:30pm
  • This event is free and open to the public!
  • Facebook Event
  • Info on Party Beep
  • Listen to Dr. Danita Brandt (Dept of EES) and Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf (Dept of GEO) talk about Michigan earth science related research!

Wednesday, 10/16 - Geocache at the MSU Museum

  • Location/time: MSU Museum from 10am-3pm
  • This is also free and open to the public
  • Facebook Event
  • Hidden ‘goodie bags’ filled with fossils and a dairy store coupon will be hidden around the museum!  Partial photographs revealing the location of the geocache will be posted on the Facebook Page during the event

Thursday, 10/17 - SACNAS Navigating Grad School

  • Location/time: Chittenden Hall 5-7pm
  • Anyone is welcome to this event!
  • Panelists from different STEM fields will answer questions about applying to graduate school.

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Want to learn more info about Earth Science Week?

Look at American Geosciences Institute’s (AGI) webpage!


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