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.

How does your town celebrate Earth Science Week? The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) was pleased to support city-specific celebrations of its annual geoscience awareness campaign, Earth Science Week, which took place October 8-14, 2017. Major American cities such as Houston, Denver, and Washington, D.C., served as major centers of public awareness activities.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00

Celebrate the sixth annual Geologic Map Day! On October 13, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2017 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 19:30

What's old is new again! Join in celebration of the 8th annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 21:30

Earth Science Week 2017 is making some noise about geoscience with the help of National Public Radio’s popular call-in talk show, Science Friday.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 13:30

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 2017"!

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:30

A new webcast from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) outlines four contests that are being conducted as part of Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:00

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2017 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Earth and Human Activity."

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 13:00

Leading up to Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites you to enter its new "Earth Connections" contest. Submit a 30- to 90-second original video that tells viewers about how people have an impact on Earth systems, or how Earth systems have an impact on people, in your part of the world.

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 16:46

Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) once again is sponsoring a photo contest in celebration of Earth Science Week. What’s more, the contest, which honors this year's event theme of "Earth and Human Activity," features a new twist.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 14:30

Alexandria, VA - In celebration of Earth Science Week 2017, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Earth and Human Activity." This year's competition will feature contests in photography, visual arts, essay writing, and video production.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00

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