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.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Because teachers play such a vital role in inspiring and preparing the next generation of geoscience leaders, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites science educators to enter its upcoming competition for the 2022 Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 14:51

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) announces back-to-school discounts on publications and electronic resources for the fall 2021 semester to assist educators, students, and the wider geoscience community.

Our best-selling resources for educators and students are now discounted through October 15, 2021.

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 09:43

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AG) invites you to celebrate and help spread the word about Earth Science Week, an international celebration of the geosciences that promotes awareness of Earth and space science among students at all levels and members of the public. The Earth Science Week 2021 Toolkit is in stock now, and pre-orders are shipping to recipients.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 16:14

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to introduce an important resource for teaching and learning about the geosciences: the Earth Science Week Online Toolkit. This rapidly growing, searchable compendium features classroom activities, posters, news articles, career information, teacher professional development resources, and more.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 16:21

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Place your order for an Earth Science Week 2021 Toolkit now. The toolkit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 10-16, 2021), which celebrates the theme "Water Today and for the Future." This year's toolkit includes:

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 12:13

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Recognizing the need to provide educational activities that young people and others can pursue at home, in the classroom, and in additional settings during this challenging time, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is opening submissions for its Earth Science Week contests.

Monday, April 19, 2021 - 10:45

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and ExxonMobil Exploration are currently recruiting teachers for the 13th annual national Geoscience and STEM Teacher Leadership Academy for K-8 teachers. The 2021 academy will begin with an introductory webinar in early July, with the main academy experience taking place virtually July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 29.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:26

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Darcie Fregoe, a sixth-grade Earth science and social studies teacher at Madison Elementary School in Massena, New York, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:21

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to host a February 2021 online Critical Minerals Forum entitled "Advances in Critical Mineral Research: A Forum in Memory of Victor Labson," sponsored by the World Community of Geological Surveys and organized by the Geological Survey of Canada, Geoscience Australia, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 11:40

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2021 will be "Water Today and for the Future." The coming year's event, to be held October 10-16, 2021, will emphasize the importance of learning how to understand, conserve, and protect water, perhaps Earth's most vital resource.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 10:27

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