During this International and on-the-air celebration hams throughout the world can participate in one of two ways. First, hams can be Activators who will set up and operate their radio stations in geological and nature centers, be they places like National or State Parks, National Monuments, protected nature habitats, or National or State Forests that have been designated by World Wide Flora and Fauna. Or they can be Hunters that will operate from their home stations, search out the Activators, and make over-the-air radio contacts.
Get Your Park ON! will start October 12 at 0000 UTC and run through October 20at 2359 UTC. These dates include the full weekends on each side of Earth Science Week.
Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized Earth Science Week, a national and international event. They do this to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth, a common goal shared by World Wide Flora and Fauna. Both programs encourage their participants to get outside and enjoy nature.
More information on rules, web sites, awards, etc. will be forthcoming.