Earth Science Week
Earth Science Week 2013 will be held 13 - 19 October 2013
Geoscience Australia will again be hosting Australia's Earth Science Week celebrations and aligning activities with the international theme, "Mapping our World".
This year's event will promote awareness of the many uses of maps and mapping technologies, including satellite imagery used in the geosciences and highlight the ways that Earth scientists use maps to understand our planet. Maps help show how the Earth's systems, such as geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, interact.
Earth Science Week 2013 aims to engage young people and others in learning how geoscientists, geographers, and other mapping professionals use maps to represent land formations, natural resource deposits, fault lines, geologic heritage, and more.
Geoscience Australia is conducting its annual photography competition - Top Geoshot and will announce the winners during Earth Science Week.
Geocaching is a 21st century version of hide and seek. It is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Geocachers navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find a geocache (container) hidden at that location.
This activity has been created for Earth Science Week for everyone to particpate. For those who have not tried it before, use your mobile device and download a recommended App and follow the instructions. Give it a go and then tell us what you find and where you found it.
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