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 Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2016 is “Our Shared Geoheritage.” This year’s event will promote awareness of the many ways that science helps us understand, appreciate, and make the most of our geoscience heritage, or, as it is commonly known worldwide, “geoheritage.”

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:23

The Visualizing My Earth Challenge invites full-time secondary and postsecondary students (ages 14 and older) to submit visual representations of natural phenomena from a geoscience perspective.

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 16:53

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 15, 2015.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 16:38

You are invited to join in celebration of the 6th Annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 15:15

On Tuesday, October 6, geoscience community leaders from Colorado's schools, government, industry, and nonprofit sector met to discuss and celebrate the value of geoscience in education. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), which organized the event as a special celebration of Earth Science Week (October 11-17), presented Denver-area schools with custom-designed Earth Science Week 2015 Toolboxes during the event.

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 14:53

Science teachers and students can go online today to use a new educational resource of the Earth Science Week website, the "Visualizing Earth Systems" page, which features instructive visualizations of Earth science phenomena.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 13:57

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2015 Toolkit.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 14:52

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

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