Earth Science Week 2013 and Esri

October 13-19, 2013 – Mapping Our World

Since its inception in 1998, the American Geological Institute (AGI) has organized Earth Science Week, an international event to help the public gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.  During 2013, Esri is a sponsor of Earth Science Week and has contributed STEM-focused GIS resources, including a poster and curriculum resources that can be found at http://edcommunity.esri.com/ESW

“Esri has been a proud sponsor of Earth Science Week for a decade.  The program is a stellar example of how relevant, real-world Earth Systems science resources and activities can be brought to every Earth Science classroom in the country,” says Dr. Tom Baker, Esri Education Manager. “We are particularly delighted that the 2013 theme, Mapping Our World reflects our shared passion for mapping, spatial thinking, and understanding our world.”

Other resources to support classroom Earth Science Week activities from Esri include:

  1. Mapping Our World - An award-winning, comprehensive set of physical and human geography web-based GIS activities. The free activities use ArcGIS Online to teach concepts in geology, climate, and population.
  2. ArcLessons - A collection of instructional resources, serving a variety of subject areas and software types. Search ArcLessons to find materials that meet your needs
  3. Earth Science Resources is a group at ArcGIS Online.
  4. Earth Science gallery  at ArcGIS Online offers maps and apps.

For those Earth Science classrooms interested in STEM integrated resources, see http://edcommunity.esri.com/STEM

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