Rock Auctions, the Great Washington ShakeOut, and National Geologic Map Day

ger_earth_science_week_logo2014This week is Earth Science Week!

Sponsored by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), Earth Science Week is an annual national event that encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences and stewardship of the Earth.

Wednesday, October 14—Rock Auction, 9am–3pm. This silent auction at the Washington Geology Library features beautiful fossil and mineral specimens. It will be held in the library, Room 173, Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St SE, Olympia, WA. The auction is sponsored by the WGL Friends to benefit the Library.

Thursday, October 15—The Great Washington ShakeOut, 10:15am. Every year, millions of people practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On as part of the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills!

This year, the Great Washington ShakeOut will occur on Thursday, October 15 at 10:15am. Washingtonians can join by registering here. Participating is a great way for your family or organization to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes–wherever you live, work, or travel.


Friday, October 16—National Geologic Map Day, 8am–4pm. The Washington Geology Library will have geologic maps on display and some geologically-themed baked goods. Location is the same as above.