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Governor Proclaims Saturday Geology Day

October 14, 2015

A Celebration of Earth Science Week

Saturday, October 17

When two people set their mind on doing something for the good of the people, it is amazing what can happen.  Dr. Beth Johnson, Assistant Professor of Geology at and WSGC Institutional Representative for the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, collaborated with Joanne Klussendorf, Director and Senior Curator of the Weis Earth Science Museum in Menasha, Wisconsin to establish a Geology Day in the state of Wisconsin.

The duo chose Saturday, October 17th as the day of notoriety because the date signifies the culmination of the National Earth Science Week, October 11-17.  

UW-Fox Valley and the Weis Earth Science Museum partner in educating the public about geology and earth sciences role in the health, safety, and welfare of Wisconsin residents.  

Wisconsin is steeped in rich mining traditions and geological resources.  As a testament to the state’s geological resources, Governor Scott Walker proclaimed Saturday as Geology Day throughout the state of Wisconsin and encourages both young and old alike to observe this state observance.  


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