Summary: S.Res.562 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/28/2016)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Supports the designation of the week of October 9-15, 2016, as Earth Science Week.

Expresses strong support for the goals and ideals of Earth Science Week to increase understanding of and interest in the earth sciences at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Recognizes the importance of education and public outreach efforts to ensure that the people of the United States gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the impact of the earth sciences on their daily lives.

Encourages K-12 students to participate in local, state, and national events in connection with Earth Science Week and to get involved in the celebration by exploring artistic and academic applications of the earth sciences.