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.

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2012 Toolkit. The Earth Science Week 2012 Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 16:05

Meg Town, a teacher at Redmond Junior High School in Redmond, Washington, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Town, who earned her master's degree in education from the University of Washington, has spent her career challenging middle and junior high school students with inquiry-based, hands-on learning in the Earth sciences. Earth science is, she says, "the most touchable science."

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 16:05

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2012 will be "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences." This year's event will boost awareness about the geosciences and the many exciting career and job opportunities in the field.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 15:05

More teachers than ever before are now eligible to win The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. In addition to U.S. teachers, instructors throughout the United Kingdom now have the opportunity to compete for the prize.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 15:05

Does someone you know teach Earth science to students between kindergarten and eighth grade? Do they excel in their teaching through leadership and innovation, bringing new ideas and approaches to teaching about our planet? If so, they may be eligible for the Edward C. Roy Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher nationwide for his or her leadership and innovation in Earth science education.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 16:05

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) now offers free videos and other electronic resources to help students, educators, and others explore the big ideas of Earth science during Earth Science Week 2011 (9-15 October) and throughout the year.

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 16:05

The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the National Park Service (NPS) are collaborating on the second annual National Fossil Day - October 12, 2011 - during Earth Science Week (October 9-15).

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 16:05

Nearly 30 educational activities and resources have been added to the newly updated SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) and the American Geological Institute (AGI), which provides earth science education resources in both Spanish and English.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 16:05

The American Geological Institute (AGI) is expanding eligibility for its annual Earth Science Week photography contest to allow members of AGI International Affiliates to participate for the first time. Previously open only to residents of the United States, the photo contest has always been a major part of Earth Science Week, which this year is being celebrated October 9-15.

Friday, August 26, 2011 - 16:05

Earth Science Week 2011 will kick-off with the fifth annual International EarthCache Day on Sunday, October 9th. The public is invited to join the Geological Society of America (GSA), organizer of the global EarthCache program, and the American Geological Institute (AGI), Earth Science Week coordinators, in exploring this exciting and educational earth science experience.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 16:05