The International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) is an Earth science competition run by the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO). In the US, qualifying for the IESO begins with a preliminary national entrance exam covering a wide range of Earth science topics. Top scoring students may be invited to attend the USA IESO training camp located in Vermont. After the camp's completion, the top four students to represent the USA at the International Earth Science Olympiad are chosen.
The number one recommended preparation book for the national entrance exam competition is Tarbuck, Lutgens, Tasa's Earth Science. Reading this book cover to cover in this book should prepare you well for the exam. There are currently no past exams available for this entrance exam.
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The training program will be held from June 29 to July 6, 2019 at the University of Vermont.
Team USA will travel to Daegu, South Korea from August 26 to September 3, 2019 to attend the 13th International Earth Science Olympiad.