Senate Resolution Highlights Earth Science Week

This is great. We are doing some of the activities this week in class. Will post about how they went later.

by Kasey White, GSA Director for Geoscience Policy

earthscienceweek_logo

One of the many celebrations and recognitions of Earth Science Week 2016 is a Senate Resolution, S.Res.562, “expressing support for designation of the week of October 9, 2016, through October 15, 2016, as ‘Earth Science Week.’” Led by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the resolution passed by unanimous consent on September 28 and had ten bipartisan original cosponsors: Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN], Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA],  Sen. Shelley Moore Capito [R-WV], Sen. Bill Cassidy  [R-LA], Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI],  Sen. Bill Nelson, [D-FL], Sen. Gary Peters, [D-MI], Sen. Angus King, Jr. [I-ME], Sen. Edward J. Markey, [D-MA] and Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM].  Scientists who participated in Geosciences Congressional Visits Day had asked Senators to consider supporting the resolution.

The resolution highlights Earth Science contributions to society.  It notes:

“…geoscientists and researchers in the labs, universities, research…

View original post 58 more words

Advertisements

About rippie77

Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

Posted on October 13, 2016, in Article, Earth Science. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: