Mission and Theme


2023 Theme

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2023 will be "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People." The event, to be held October 8-14, 2023, will emphasize the many ways that innovations in the geosciences are helping communities create healthier and increasingly sustainable lives, while accelerating environmental problem-solving around the world.

Earth Science Week 2023 learning resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the many ways that Earth science innovations benefit people and the planet. Individuals of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities will be engaged in enhancing their understanding of the wide range of fascinating and rewarding careers in the geosciences, and the ways that those careers are vital to understanding, monitoring, and living on the planet. 


  • To engage students in discovering the Earth sciences.
  • To remind people that Earth science is all around us.
  • To encourage Earth stewardship through understanding.
  • To motivate geoscientists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about the Earth.