Earth Science Week Newsletter

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American Geosciences Institute, April 2024

Earth Day Webinar to Kick-off Earth Science Week 2024

To celebrate Earth Day 2024, AGI premiered a webinar, “Breaking Down Microplastics” on Friday, April 19. The webinar featured presentations and a panel discussion on microplastics, how they get into the environment, how they affect environmental and human health, and actions that can be taken to reduce plastic use. The recording is available on AGI’s YouTube channel and includes a replay of the live chat in which the presenters addressed questions during the premiere.

The webinar concluded with a kickoff to Earth Science Week (October 13-19) and ways you can get involved in the theme Earth Science Everywhere. As we plan for the 2024 celebration, we would like to encourage you to consider hosting or attending an event, in addition to helping us spread the word about our ESW Contests, Webinar Series, and Toolkit, which contains an array of educational resources.

Please email resources, events, and/or inquiries to

NEW Earth Science Week Website

Visit our newly redesigned website,, for information on how to get involved in the 2024 celebration.

  • Contests are open and accepting submissions up until 8 p.m. ET, Friday, October 18, 2024.

  • 2024 Toolkits will be available for advance orders starting in July.

  • Access educational resources and information on events from past Earth Science Weeks that can provide inspiration for ways you can be involved in the 2024 theme: Earth Science Everywhere.  


Celebrating Earth Science Week All Year Round

AGI has many resources to help you celebrate and learn more about earth science all year round. Check out the monthly activities created by our ESW partners in the 2023-2024 ESW Calendar:

  • The May activity from the National Park Service can get students outside to study soundscapes and how what they hear can provide valuable information on the environment.

  • The June activity from Geoscientists without Borders® is a hands-on way for students to learn about landslides and to mitigate their effects on both people and the environment.

  • The July activity from Earth Science Information Partners features a new online interactive to simulate hurricanes and study how pressure systems affect their strength and movement.

The calendar also highlights earth science related days and events, such as:

  • May 22, 2024: International Day for Biological Diversity

  • June 6, 2024: National Caves and Karst Day

  • July 15-19, 2024: Earth Educator Rendezvous (EER) in Philadelphia, PA.

    • Early registration is open until May 6!

    • Come see AGI at EER! We have two presentations: a Share-a-Thon on Tuesday, July 15, where we will present resources exploring geoscience-related careers and their connection to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and a Teaching Demo on Friday, July 19, where we will model a groundwater and surface water flow activity geared toward upper elementary and middle school students.


Updates for Earth Science Week 2024

November 2023 | January 2024