Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Celebrate Earth Science Week October 10-16, 2021

September 15, 2021

The Maryland Geological Survey is making the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) 2021 Earth Science Week “Toolkit” available for free pickup in Baltimore on a first-come first served basis.The toolkit is a packet of educational materials about Earth Sciences. Some packets from previous years are also available while supplies last. Contact Dale Shelton ( to coordinate pickup of a toolkit.

The AGI provides a wealth of online information and activities for Earth Science Week. Each year the AGI sponsors contests for video and photography media that are open to all ages and, specifically for youth, a visual arts contest (grades K-5) and an essay contest (grades 6-9).

Earth Science Week, organized by the American Geosciences Institute, encourages the public to learn more about earth sciences and promotes stewardship of the earth. This year’s theme: “Water Today and for the Future”. Each day of the week also focuses on specific geoscience themes.

The Maryland Geological Survey also has educational resources about Maryland geology available online.