In celebration of Earth Science Week the Museums of Western Colorado have organized a number of free events to let families learn more about the science that makes the Grand Junction area unique.

Earth Science week was started in October 1998 by the American Geosciences Institute to help people gain an understanding of Earth Science and encourage proper stewardship of the area where they live as well as the earth as a whole.

In an effort to promote those ideals, the Museums of Western Colorado are offering the following free events to individuals and families who want to learn more about earth science and it's importance.

The events scheduled include:

  • Monday, October 10 - 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. - Learn about utilities, including a tour of the water treatment plant and water resources in the Grand Valley.
  • Tuesday, October 11 - 4:30 p.m. - Dinsoaur Hill hike. A paleontologist will share the geologic history and dinosaur excavations and finds in the area
  • Wednesday, October 12 - National Fossil Day at Dinsaur Journey - 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. - Activities include exhibits, fossil demonstrations and dinsaur movies. Free admission with blood donation at the St. Mary's Bloodmobile.
  • Thursday, October 13 - 7 p.m. - West Salt Creek Landslide lecture by a geology professor Dr.Rex Cole from Colorado Mesa University.
  • Friday October 14 - 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. - Hike Devils Canyons with a geologist and learn how the canyon was made (resevations required for this activity).
  • Saturday, October 15 - 10 a.m.until 2 p.m. - Gem and Mineral exhibition at the John McConnell Math and Science Center.

Complete information for all the events including events and activities requiring registration is available from the Museum of Western Colorado Earth Science Week schedule page.

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