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. — 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

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates the winners and finalists of this year's Earth Science Week art, photo, essay, and video contests, whose creative submissions addressed the Earth Science Week 2020 theme of "Earth Materials in Our Lives." Organized by AGI, Earth Science Week is an annual celebration and public awareness campaign reaching millions of people worldwide each year with information about geoscience.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 14:45

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - In collaboration with the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), the International Raw Materials Observatory, and additional partners, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) invites educators, students, and geoscience enthusiasts of all stripes to participate in the "Earth Materials Frontiers" Webinar Series during Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020) and beyond.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 11:45

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Working with a coalition of organizations, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is encouraging educators and others to take part in the "America's Geoheritage II: Identifying, Developing, and Preserving America's Natural Legacy" Distinguished Speaker Webinar Series, debuting Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 13:27

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) announces back-to-school discounts on publications and electronic resources for the fall semester to assist educators, parents, and the wider geoscience community with virtual learning for students and those geoscientists still working from home. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 09:27

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Place your order for an Earth Science Week 2020 Toolkit now. The toolkit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020), which celebrates the theme "Earth Materials in Our Lives." This year's toolkit includes:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:15

ALEXANDRIA and CHANTILLY, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) are pleased to announce the launch of Minerals Day, taking place on Monday, October 12, 2020, during this year's Earth Science Week celebration.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 11:55

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is unveiling its completed Geoscience Women in STEM website this week with a free webinar for educators on providing Earth science teaching and learning resources inspired by the work of leading women in science and engineering, with generous support from Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 17:16

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the online publication of three new geoscience "Career Compass" infographics: Mining Engineer, Geological Engineer, and Outreach Coordinator.

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 13:25