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.

Each day during Earth Science Week 2015 (October 11-17), science teachers, students, and the public are invited to focus on a different area of Earth science. Go online today to view a new webcast about "Focus Days" of this year's celebration.

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 11:30

In celebration of Earth Science Week 2015, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests honoring this year's theme, "Visualizing Earth Systems." This year's competitions will feature a photography contest, a visual arts contest, and an essay contest.

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 12:09

John Russell, a teacher at Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering in New York, NY, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Russell, who earned his master’s degree in adolescent education from Pace University, has spent his career challenging students in eighth through twelfth grade by integrating research into authentic experiences for students in Earth sciences.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 17:15

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2015 will be “Visualizing Earth Systems.” This year’s event will promote awareness of the many ways scientists monitor and represent information about Earth systems including land, water, air, and living things.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 11:59

To enter the 2015 competition, applications must be postmarked by January 20, 2015. The winner will receive a $2,500 prize and a travel grant of $1,000 to attend the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in March 2015 in Chicago to accept the award.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 15:39

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

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