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Bureau of Geology Celebrates Earth Science Week

SOCORRO, N.M. October 11, 2013 –The New Mexico Bureau of Geology is celebrating Earth Science Week with an Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the bureau’s offices on the New Mexico Tech campus.

The public is invited to attend and learn more about the role of New Mexico Bureau of Geology, which serves at the state geological survey. Activities will include informal mineral museum tours, geologic and aquifer mapping displays, and earth science education demos. Door prizes, refreshments and a 10 percent discount on all Bureau publications are available during the open house. The bureau’s offices are located on Olive Lane near Macey Center and directly across the street from the Petroleum Recovery Research Center. Come join the fun, and learn about New Mexico’s natural resources!

Each year during Earth Science Week, the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources records two-minute radio broadcasts on geologic subjects of interest to New Mexicans. These radio spots are scheduled to air at 7 p.m. each day October 21 to 24 on KUNM. This year, bureau scientists wrote radio scripts that focus on various aspects of geologic mapping. The radio spots feature Paul Bauer, Dan Koning, Kitty Pokorny, and Phil Miller. Audio broadcasts and written scripts for this year’s radio spots will be available, along with those from previous years, on the bureau’s website at:   http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/events/esweek/home.html.

The American Geological Institute (AGI) has sponsored Earth Science Week each year since 1998. This international event is designed to help the public, teachers, and students gain a better understanding and appreciation for the earth sciences, and to encourage proper stewardship of our planet. Celebrated October 13 to 19 this year, the theme is “Mapping Our World.”

For further details and directions to the Open House, contact Susie Welch at:   susie@nmt.edu or 575-835-5112.

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