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.

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2008 will be "No Child Left Inside."

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 23:00

The American Geological Institute has launched the "Pulse of Earth Science," an innovative website on the status of earth science education as part of Earth Science Week 2007.

Friday, October 19, 2007 - 00:00

In support of Earth Science Week 2007 (October 14-20), the American Geological Institute (AGI) is publishing its "The Pulse of Earth Science" Toolkit to enable teachers, students, and the public alike to actively participate in this year's event.

Monday, July 9, 2007 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2007 - "The Pulse of Earth Science."

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the Earth Science Week 2007 theme: "The Pulse of Earth Science." Being held October 14-20, Earth Science Week 2007 will promote public and professional awareness of the status of earth science in education and society.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Earth Science Week contests. The national contests capped off a week of celebration as students, educators, and members of the public explored the importance of citizen science as part of the 2006 Earth Science Week theme "Be a Citizen Scientist!".

Monday, November 6, 2006 - 23:00

Earth Science Week 2006 will begin with the first International EarthCache Day from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to join the EarthCache team from the Geological Society of America, in association with Groundspeak Inc., the American Geological Institute, and the National Park Service, in celebrating the exciting educational geocaching tool of EarthCaching at this event on the grounds northwest of the Washington Monument.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006 - 00:00

ALEXANDRIA, VA - In support of Earth Science Week 2006 (October 8-14), the American Geological Institute (AGI), working with government agencies and other scientific and educational organizations, has developed the 2006 Toolkit for grades K-12 and beyond focusing on "Be a Citizen Scientist".

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute is sponsoring three national contests as part of the 2006 Earth Science Week, "Be a Citizen Scientist!" which is held October 8-14. The three contests including Photography, Visual Arts, and Essay, offer opportunities for both students and the general public to participate in Earth Science Week.

Monday, June 19, 2006 - 00:00

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