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.

Join hundreds of children and their families at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, for Art Safari, an event combining artistic expression and Earth science.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 14:46

For the first time this year, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to offer the Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, just in time to celebrate Earth Science Week 2018 (October 14-20), which focuses on the theme of “Earth as Inspiration.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:45

Earth Science Week, the worldwide celebration organized annually by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), was formally recognized in a resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), alongside Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) would designate the week of October 14-20, 2018, as Earth Science Week.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 15:26

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the National Mall will be hosting the ultimate fossil and paleontology experience for visitors in the largest celebration of National Fossil Day yet. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to celebrate this event, organized by the National Park Service as part of AGI's Earth Science Week, to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:26

Go online today to view a new webcast detailing resources, events, and opportunities available through Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences! Find the "Get Involved: Earth Science Week 2018" webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 13:51

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to announce the second chapter of its original film series, Earth as Inspiration. The series – narrated by AGI Earth Science Education Ambassador and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell – underscores the importance of Earth science learning and understanding for young and old audiences alike.

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:00

Celebrate the seventh annual Geologic Map Day! On Friday, October 19, as a part of Earth Science Week 2018 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 13:00

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to announce a brand new film series, Earth as Inspiration. The series – narrated by AGI Earth Science Education Ambassador and former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell – underscores the importance of Earth science learning and understanding for young and old audiences alike.

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 12:10

Earth Science Week, a program of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), is partnering with George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston to exhibit more than 20 top photos entered in the celebration's 2017 photo contest, which recently explored the theme of "Earth and Human Activity Here." These eye-catching photos will be on display in Terminal B of the airport from June 24 through July 26, 2018.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 16:30

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2018 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Earth as Inspiration."

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:00

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