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. — Recognizing the need to provide educational activities that young people and others can pursue at home during this challenging time, American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is opening submissions for its Earth Science Week contests earlier than usual this year.
AGI is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Earth Materials in Our Lives," for this year's Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020). This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests:

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 16:57

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - To assist geoscience professionals, educators, and students at a time when many are working remotely or in new ways, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has issued a series of recent announcements on electronic resources currently available for free or at reduced prices, including AGI's Glossary of Geology, Geoscience Handbook, professional development modules, and education resources.
 

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:01

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the International Raw Materials Observatory (Intraw) has become the lead Global Sponsor of AGI's Earth Science Week program, the largest international public-awareness campaign for the geoscience community.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:47

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Sherry Claflin, an eighth-grade Earth science teacher at White Cloud Junior High School in White Cloud, Michigan, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 14:04

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Geoscience Women in STEM website, providing Earth science teaching and learning resources inspired by the work of leading women geoscientists, with generous support from Lyda Hill Philanthropies.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:44

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2020 will be "Earth Materials in Our Lives." The coming year's event, to be held October 11-17, 2020, will focus on the ways that Earth materials impact humans — and the ways human activity impacts these materials — in the 21st century.
 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:49

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce, along with its publishing partner Nautilus, that it will build upon its existing coalition with Lyda Hill Philanthropies by engaging the geoscience community in IF/THEN®, an initiative created and funded by Lyda Hill Philanthropies to encourage and elevate the participation of girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 13:24

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Place your order for an Earth Science Week 2019 Toolkit now. The toolkit contains everything you need to prepare for Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2019), which celebrates the theme "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's toolkit includes:

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:13

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 1, 2019) - Clean air is vitally important for Shenandoah National Park -- and now you can learn more about its connection to the park through an interactive "Virtual Field Trip" launched this week by the National Park Service in partnership with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). We like to celebrate the many benefits of clean air every day, but we are especially excited to unveil this virtual field trip during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 29-May 3, 2019.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 16:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - For this year's Earth Science Week (October 13-19, 2019), the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring four contests honoring this year's theme, "Geoscience Is for Everyone." This year's competitions will feature the traditional video, photography, visual arts, and essay contests

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:01

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