Esri Provides Curriculum Support for AGI’s Earth Science Week

Esri continues its annual sponsorship of AGI’s Earth Science Week in 2013 by contributing STEM-focused geographic information system (GIS) resources, including a poster and various curriculum materials that can be found at http://edcommunity.esri.com/ESW.

“Esri has been a proud sponsor of Earth Science Week for a decade,” says Dr. Tom Baker, Esri Education Manager. “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. We are particularly delighted that the 2013 theme, Mapping Our World reflects our shared passion for mapping, spatial thinking, and understanding our world.”

Other Esri resources that support classroom Earth Science Week activities 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 – A collection of data and web maps relevant to earth science classroom instruction.
  4. Earth Science Gallery – Additional data and web maps from the Earth Science Resources collection.

For those earth science teachers interested in STEM integrated resources, see http://edcommunity.esri.com/STEM

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Reaching over 50 million people annually, Earth Science Week has been led by AGI in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community since 1998. To learn more, please visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/. Earth Science Week will be celebrated October 13-18, 2013. To learn more, please visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/. To order your Toolkits, please visit http://www.earthsciweek.org/materials/index.html. You may also call AGI Publications to place your order at 703-379-2480.

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society’s use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.