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.

Congratulations to the winners, finalists, and hundreds of students and others who entered. Each first-place winner receives $300 and a copy of AGI’s The Geoscience Handbook. Entries submitted by winners and finalists are posted online at http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/2014. Meet this year's winners!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 12:56

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting a for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one full-time K-8 teacher in the U.S. or U.K. whose excellence and innovation in the classroom elevates students’ understanding of the Earth and its many processes.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 11:02

You are invited to join in celebration of the 5th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 16:05

Events for the fifth annual National Fossil Day Celebration in Washington, D.C. will be held Oct. 15 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 12:40

Go online today to view a new webcast detailing resources, events, and opportunities available through Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences! Find the “Get Involved: Earth Science Week 2014” webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:32

Celebrate the third annual Geologic Map Day! On October 17, as part of the Earth Science Week 2014 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 10:44

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 16, 2014.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 15:48

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce two city-specific celebrations of Earth Science Week taking place in Houston and Denver.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:23

Citizen science initiatives invite ordinary citizens to participate in scientific research by making observations and contributing to large data sets. Such projects offer great ways for young people, amateur enthusiasts, and other nonprofessional scientists to become actively involved in the scientific process.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:59

Go online today to view a new webcast detailing three new contests that are being conducted as part of Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences! Find the “Contests of Earth Science Week 2014” webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 09:47

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