MCEER Hosts Earth Science Day Exhibit
MCEER participated in the 4th Annual Earth Science Day at the Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center in Western New York on October 13, 2001. Well over 1400 children and adults attended the event, which features numerous exhibits and demonstrations to illustrate the role of the earth sciences in research, industry and policy.
Andrea Dargush hosted an exhibit on behalf of MCEER, featuring hands-on activities and informational materials which describe the interaction between earth science and engineering in the study of earthquakes and earthquake-resistant design.
Earth Science Day is held at the culmination of National Earth Science Week, a nationwide initiative to educate the public about the role of earth science in daily life and its contributions to the advancement of science. During Earth Science Week, celebrations including field trips, exhibits, school visits and open houses took place in all 50 states, Australia, Canada and at least 20 other countries. To publicly recognize the importance of earth science, many state governors signed Earth Science Week proclamations. More than 150 museums, science centers, libraries and book stores participated in this year's events, with many national parks hosting special activities.