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 a positive display of bipartisanship, U.S. Senators from across the country have come together in support of the American Geosciences Institute's 19th annual Earth Science Week celebration.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 13:35

As we celebrate National Fossil Day, EARTH Magazine brings you a story set in Pleistocene South America, and was home to large megafauna species like giant sloths and saber-toothed cats. At some point as the climate warmed and human settlers began hunting, the megafauna living in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego went extinct.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 13:25

What's old is new again! Join in celebration of the 7th annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service as part of AGI's Earth Science Week to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts.

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:57

Where can you find out about educational resources, events, and opportunities available through Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences? Start by going online to view a new webcast titled "Get Involved: Earth Science Week 2016"!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:46

To ensure that all interested participants have time to produce the best contest entries they can, Earth Science Week's organizer is extending the deadline of its new "One Shared Place" contest to Friday, October 14, 2016. The contest is intended to promote understanding of the important role of the geosciences in everyone's life.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 16:22

Science teachers and students can go online today to use a new educational resource of the Earth Science Week website, the "Our Shared Geoheritage" page, which features educational material on our geoscience heritage.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 14:24

Celebrate the fourth annual Geologic Map Day! On October 14, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2016 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 14:23

This free webcast, narrated by AGI Outreach Associate Brendan Soles, provides an overview of the photography, visual arts, essay, and video contests.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 14:51

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2016 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Our Shared Geoheritage."

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:24

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