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Bureau of Geology Celebrates Earth Science Week

SOCORRO, N.M. October 10, 2014 – The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources is celebrating Earth Science Week with an Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Bureau’s office on the New Mexico Tech campus. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the role of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology, the state’s geological survey. Activities will include geologic mapping displays, and Earth science education demos.

For the first time, we are featuring a free Great Book Giveaway, where you can enhance your library with fantastic geology publications. Door prizes including impressive mineral specimens, refreshments, and a 20 percent discount on all sale publications during the Open House. The bureau is located on Olive Lane near Macey Center and directly across the street from the Petroleum Recovery Research Center. Come join the fun, collect lots of free stuff, 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 weekdays between October to 17 on KUNM, New Mexico’s public radio station, which is FM 89.9 in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This year, Bureau scientists focus on the theme of “Earth’s Connected Systems.” The radio spots feature Andy Jochems, Lewis Land, and Talon Newton. Audio broadcasts and written scripts for this year’s radio spots will be available (and broadcasts from previous years), on the bureau’s website at http://bit.ly/1sZYjE9.

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. It is celebrated October 12th through the 18th this year.

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

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