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GEOLOGISTS DAY - First Sunday in April

GEOLOGISTS DAY - First Sunday in April

GEOLOGISTS DAY

From the Earth’s crust to deep into its core, we recognize Geologists Day on the first Sunday in April.

Geologists study the history, structure, and impact of other processes on the Earth. Their discoveries and research play an essential role in our daily lives. Geology blends well with other sciences such as chemistry and physics. In fact, they are necessary for agriculture, architecture, and weather prediction.

Those who pursue a geology degree open up a wide range of careers. From oceanography to NASA, education, government, and research, geology offers a worldview to applicants.

Hobbyists and enthusiasts have a place in geology, too. Even amateur geologists contribute to the science from time to time. That is part of the intrigue of geology and why we celebrate the day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #GeologistsDay

  • Learn something from a geologist or about one of their discoveries.
  • Visit a museum to learn about paleontology or how our Earth is changing.
  • If you’re a geologist, share your knowledge and skills with someone interested in geology.
  • Families and educators, challenge students to identify these rocks and minerals. Download and print the worksheet or view it on the web. When you finish, discover other rocks and minerals and keep the fascination alive.
  • Use #GeologistsDay to share on social media.

GEOLOGISTS DAY HISTORY

The USSR first declared Geologist Day in 1966. From there, the observance spread around the world.

Geologist FAQ

Q. What kinds of jobs are available for geologists?
A. Geologists work in many areas of industry and science. Some areas include:

  • Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Education
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology
  • Seismology

Q. How much education is needed to be a geologist?
A. Geologists obtain a four-year bachelor’s degree. However, many also seek advanced degrees depending on their career and job requirements.

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