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.

Earth Science Week 2011 will kick-off with the fifth annual International EarthCache Day on Sunday, October 9th. The public is invited to join the Geological Society of America (GSA), organizer of the global EarthCache program, and the American Geological Institute (AGI), Earth Science Week coordinators, in exploring this exciting and educational earth science experience.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 16:05

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests as part of Earth Science Week 2011, celebrating the theme of "Our Ever-Changing Earth," October 9-15.

Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 16:05

The American Geological Institute is now accepting advance orders for the 2011 Earth Science Week Toolkit, which contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's theme of "Our Ever-Changing Earth." The Toolkit will be sent in August 2011.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 16:05

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is offering Earth Science Toolkits for $5.00 each now through the end of May, 2011.

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 00:00

Greer Lynn Harvell, a teacher at Clifford C. Meigs Middle School in Shalimar, Florida, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 15:05

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the theme of Earth Science Week 2011 will be "Our Ever-Changing Earth." This year's event will engage the public in actively learning about the varied and interconnected natural processes that shape our planet over time.

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 23:00

Does someone you know teach earth science to students between kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher nationwide for their leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the National Park Service (NPS) are collaborating to hold the first annual National Fossil Day - October 13, 2010 - during Earth Science Week (October 10-16).

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 00:00

The SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) and the American Geological Institute (AGI), is being launched today to provide earth science education resources in both Spanish and English.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 00:00

The Earth Science Week 2010 Toolkit offers students, educators, and the public a wealth of educational materials focusing on the theme of Earth Science Week 2010 (October 10-16): "Exploring Energy." The latest edition of this educational resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 00:00