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Earth Science Week


Join the School of Earth Sciences and the Orton Geological Museum in celebrating Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day

Earth Science Week 2023 is October 8-14. In celebration, each day we will highlight a rock, mineral, or fossil that tells an interesting story, and helps expand our understanding of the world around us. Visit Stones with Stories 2023 here or on our Facebook Page (@ortongeologicalmuseum).


What were our past Earth History Week events?

Stones with Stories 2022.

Our 2021 celebration was called Stones with Stories.

In 2020, our celebration was all virtual, with an installation of a Digital Exhibit of Ohio fossils, a new video, and a special live talk.

In 2019, our celebration of National Fossil Day (October 16, 2019) was also a celebration of the first anniversary of the installation of the Cryolophosaurus skeleton in Orton Hall’s lobby. Activities include carnival-style games, fossil digs, museum tours and talks.

Please join us next year for our Earth Science Week celebrations!!