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.

Citizen science initiatives invite ordinary citizens to participate in scientific research by making observations and contributing to large data sets. Such projects offer great ways for young people, amateur enthusiasts, and other nonprofessional scientists to become actively involved in the scientific process.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 10:59

Earth Science Week 2014 will be celebrated October 12-18. To learn more, please visit To order your Toolkits, please visit You may also call AGI Publications to place your order at 703-379-2480.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:18

In celebration of Earth Science Week 2014, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests honoring this year’s theme, “Earth’s Connected Systems.” This year’s competitions will feature a photography contest, a visual arts contest, and an essay contest.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 15:57

Each day during Earth Science Week 2014 (October 12-18), science teachers, students, and the public are invited to focus on a different area of Earth science. Go online today to view a new webcast about “Focus Days” of this year’s celebration.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 11:47

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2014 will be "Earth's Connected Systems." This year's event will promote awareness of the dynamic interactions of the planet's natural systems.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 15:27

Very few people have impacted the public understanding of geoscience as much as Dr. Scott Tinker. His documentary Switch, co-produced with Harry Lynch as part of the Switch Energy Project, has screened at over 350 universities, and reached an estimated 3 million people globally. In 2013, it will be distributed in thousands of Earth Science Week kits to students worldwide. For this, and many other esteemed accomplishments, Tinker has been presented the American Geosciences Institute award for Outstanding Contributions to the Understanding of Geoscience.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 09:30

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 "Introduction to Earth Science Week 2013" webcast online now for viewing at your convenience.

Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:00

AGI is collaborating with the Houston Geological Society (HGS) and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) to extend and deepen the reach of the successful Earth Science Week campaign throughout the Houston area with special events, educational materials, online resources, and activities in schools and other settings.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 08:00

Celebrate the second annual Geologic Map Day! On October 18, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2013 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 08:00

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2013 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Mapping Our World."

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 00:00