Maine State Museum Hosts Earth Science Day

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AUGUSTA, Maine. (WABI) Geologists, scientists, and environmental educators gathered in Augusta on Tuesday to explain to kids the many ways earth products contribute to life here in Maine.

The Maine State Museum held their annual Earth Science Day, a statewide celebration of the state's geology.

Students learned about soil science, the ice age, archaeology and much more. They also got the chance to pan for gold and examine fossils.

The event draws nearly 1500 kids to the state's capital.

"Schools know about it, homeschoolers know about it. So it's a pretty big draw. It's our second largest event that we do for students during the year," said Joanna Torow, Chief Educator at the museum.

Some students' favorite presentations and exhibits involved understanding how water moves underground as well as lightning safety.