AUGUSTA — Scientists, artists, educators and industry professionals from around the state will gather from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Maine State Museum for the annual Maine Earth Science Day. Students and visitors of all ages can find something to investigate in the museum-wide celebration of earth sciences.

The 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.

Admission to the museum is free that day. Teachers or parents bringing groups of students are urged to make reservations by completing a reservation at

The Museum is located at 230 State St. For more information, call 287-2301.

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