Ohioans are invited to join the ODNR Division of Geological Survey in celebrating the state’s natural history during Earth Science Week, Oct. 11–17.
This year’s theme—“Earth Materials in Our Lives”—highlights the many ways that natural resources impact our lives and the ways our activities impact these materials.
In light of the restrictions on large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, geologists and special guests will present several free webinars on a variety of topics. Part of the Ohio Rock Talks series, the webinars for Earth Science Week include:
Friday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m., Rocks & Minerals in Our Lives
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m., Sound Waves & Water—Monitoring Ohio’s Dynamic Geology
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 12 p.m., Fossils of the Columbus Limestone & Ohio Places to view Them
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., How to find Ohio Fossils
Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Reimagining the Geoscience Workforce: Accessible, Inclusive, Innovative
Friday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m., Everyday Uses for Geologic Maps
Complete event details are available on the ODNR Division of Geological Survey website at https://ohiodnr.gov/wps/portal/gov/odnr/discover-and-learn/safety-conservation/about-ODNR/geologic-survey/educational-resources/earth-science-week-ohio.
Also available to Ohio teachers and educators are a limited number of Earth Science Week teacher toolkits. The toolkits include experiment instructions, a calendar, posters, activity sheets and more materials for teachers to use in the classroom. Toolkits are free (plus $5 shipping) for any Ohio teacher, while supplies last.
Teacher toolkits, maps, and other publications can be ordered by contacting the Geologic Records Center at (614) 265-6576 or email@example.com.