Bug Maine-ia and Maine Earth Science Day

Once again this year, Bug Maine-ia was a big hit at the Maine State Museum, with over 1,400 visitors gathering to participate in a day of fun, wonder, and learning.

Maine Earth Science Day on October 15 promises to bring more of the same! The day's events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission for all. Maine Earth Science Day presents a great opportunity for hands-on activities. Geologists, industry professionals, artists, and educators from throughout Maine will be at the museum to show how the products of the earth contribute to our economy, education, and enjoyment.

Teachers or parents bringing groups of students are urged to make reservations by completing a reservation form. Just click here to link to the form.

Maine Earth Science Day's exhibits and hands-on activities cover a wide variety of Earth's resources and treasures. Topics for exploration include minerals and gems, hydrology, meteorology, and more. Maine Earth Science Day's exhibitors come from throughout the state. In addition to the Maine State Museum, they include the U.S. Geological Survey, Maine Geological Survey, Maine Geographic Alliance, Maine Energy Education Program, Maine Floodplain Management Program, Dragon Products, Maine State Aquarium, NOAA/National Weather Service, Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club, New England Mineral Conference, WABI-TV 5 Weather, Challenger Learning Center of Maine, Department of Environmental Protection, and Maine Gold Prospectors.

"Over 1,000 students, teachers, and chaperones from throughout the state are already signed up to attend Maine Earth Science Day," according to the museum's chief educator, Joanna Torow. "Scientists, industry representatives, collectors, weather forecasting professionals, and educators will show the many ways that earth science affects every aspect of our lives and encourage responsible stewardship of the Earth."