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Earth Science Week Open House - Florida Geological Survey

Event Date: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm EDT
Florida Geological Survey
Program Area: 
Outreach and Education
Public Notice
Public Notice: 
3000 Commonwealth Blvd, Suite 1
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Earth Science Week Open House

Earth Science Week Art and Writing Contests

This year's Earth Science Week will be held from October 9 - 15, 2022 and will celebrate the theme "Earth Science for a Sustainable World,” which will emphasize the essential role of Earth science in helping people make decisions that maintain and strengthen the planet's ability to support thriving life.

In celebration of Earth Science Week, the Florida Geological Survey (FGS) will host its annual Open House on Friday, October 14, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (EDT) at 3000 Commonwealth Boulevard in Tallahassee. Earth Science Week (October 9-15) is a national event sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute. Earth Science Week “encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn abou

t the geosciences and explore the ways that geoscience illuminates natural change processes."

The Open House will feature the museum with a dugong skeleton, an extinct mako shark jaw and other exhibits. One of our drill rigs and extracted core samples will be on site. Geologists will explain both the workings of the rig and answer questions about the cores and some of the cuttings we receive and process. There will be a station set up with rocks and fossils from Florida and elsewhere. Microscopes will be available to examine rock and sediment samples with geologists on hand to assist and interpret. For younger guests, coloring sheets highlighting prehistoric life in Florida and experimentation with formation of fossil molds will be available. Staff will demonstrate and offer several visualizations of our geoscience work in Florida. All visitors will also be able to assist in the creation of something spectacular by painting a rock.

There will also be a Sustainability Drawing for elementary school teachers and students. 

Inquiries about the Open House, the Sustainability Drawing, and Earth Science Week events should be directed to Sarah Erb (, 850-617-0333).

Inquiries about the Open House and Earth Science Week events should be directed to Sarah Erb (, 850-617-0333).

LEON SINKS FIELD TRIP: Thursday, October 15, 2022, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required due to limited space – Please contact for more information.

Last Modified:
September 19, 2022 - 11:15am

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