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 sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2010, celebrating the theme of "Exploring Energy," October 10-16.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 00:00

Jason Pittman, lead science resource teacher at Hollin Meadows Science and Math Focus School in Alexandria, VA, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 23:00

The American Geological Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Earth Science Week (ESW) competitions and the International Year of Planet Earth-ESW photo competition.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 23:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the theme of Earth Science Week 2010: "Exploring Energy."

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 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 his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Monday, January 4, 2010 - 23:00

Stephen L. Houser, Jr., Gifted and Talented Educator at Providence Spring Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina has been named the 2009 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 00:00

No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Day - Tuesday October 13, 2009 - will be the focal point of Earth Science Week.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute is sponsoring an international photography contest to celebrate both the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and Earth Science Week 2009. The theme of the contest is "Exploring Earth Science Around the World."

Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 16:05

The essential Earth Science Week 2009 (October 11-17) Toolkit enables students, educators, and the public to fully explore this year's theme "Understanding Climate." The latest edition of this resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) Education Department is making available an extensive database of active earth science organizations to enable educational, community, and interest groups to more easily engage with geoscientists in their community.

Monday, June 29, 2009 - 00:00

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