Press Releases

The AGI Outreach and Communications Program, established in 2000, focuses on increasing understanding of the important contributions the earth sciences make in the lives of people throughout the world. The Outreach Program also works to improve the flow of geoscience information to the news media, policy-makers, AGI Member Societies, and the geoscience community. Below, you will find links to the AGI press releases related to Earth Science Week.

In celebration of Earth Science Week 2016, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Our Shared Geoheritage." This year's competitions will feature the traditional photography contest, visual arts contest, and essay contest -- as well as a new video contest.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 13:03

Leading up to Earth Science Week 2016, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to invite teams of educators and students to enter its new "One Shared Place" contest. Each team will submit a 30- to 90-second original video informing viewers about an outdoor place that is special in terms of geoheritage (natural features, settings, and resources formed over vast periods) and geoscience (the study of Earth systems).

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:50

Although Earth Science Week 2016 will be celebrated on October 9-15, this international public awareness program offers education materials, information, and tools throughout the year. Since the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) founded the program in 1998, Earth Science Week has supported teaching and learning about Earth system science, the study of how the planet's geosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (life) interact.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 13:43

Each day during Earth Science Week 2016 (October 9-15), science teachers, students, and the public are invited to focus on a different area of Earth science.

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 11:07

Dianna McDowell, a teacher at Kemps Landing Old Donation School in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 10:46

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2016 is “Our Shared Geoheritage.” This year’s event will promote awareness of the many ways that science helps us understand, appreciate, and make the most of our geoscience heritage, or, as it is commonly known worldwide, “geoheritage.”

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:23

The Visualizing My Earth Challenge invites full-time secondary and postsecondary students (ages 14 and older) to submit visual representations of natural phenomena from a geoscience perspective.

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 16:53

Congratulations to the winners, finalists, and hundreds of students and others who entered.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 14:33

Join the Earth Science Week team in encouraging everyone - including women, minorities, and people with a range of abilities - to explore geoscience careers on "Geoscience for Everyone Day," Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 16:38

You are invited to join in celebration of the 6th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:15

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