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Fri, 2018-10-12 14:46
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Join hundreds of children and their families at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, for Art Safari, an event combining artistic expression and Earth science.   This year, for the first time, scientists affiliated with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) will work alongside Torpedo Factory artists to help participants understand and appreciate the interplay of art and Earth system science.   Resident and visiting artists will work with geoscientists to lead young visitors in several hands-on creative projects across a variety of media, including clay, papier-mâché, printmaking, and feet painting. Children should wear clothing that can get dirty. All activities are free and most appropriate for children ages 5-11, with some activities requiring parental assistance.   Art Safari takes place on the eve of AGI’s Earth Science Week (...
Tue, 2018-10-09 11:45
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – For the first time this year, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to offer the Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, just in time to celebrate Earth Science Week 2018 (October 14-20), which focuses on the theme of “Earth as Inspiration.”    As a digital complement to our popular Earth Science Week Toolkit, which annually ships to 14,000 teachers and geoscientists, the Online Toolkit provides a curated selection of materials from Earth Science Week Toolkits past and present.   The Online Toolkit currently offers over 30 classroom activities, posters, and calendars, including many of the items that shipped with this year’s Toolkit. Additionally, the Online Toolkit contains resources going back to 2015, as well as several resources that are available exclusively online. Available through the Earth Science Week website, it is easier than ever to find what you’re seeking. The Online Toolkit...
Fri, 2018-10-05 15:26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2018   WASHINGTON, DC — Earth Science Week, the worldwide celebration organized annually by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), was formally recognized in a resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), alongside Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) would designate the week of October 14-20, 2018, as Earth Science Week.   The resolution reads, in part: "[...] the Earth sciences provide the basis for mitigating natural hazards such as droughts, earthquakes, fires, floods, coastal erosion, landslides, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, space weather, and other hazards."   "[...] Earth and space sciences include geologic mapping and remote sensing technologies which provide the foundational knowledge of Earth's natural systems that is integral to the discovery, development, and conservation of natural resources,...
Fri, 2018-10-05 11:30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 5, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Geoscience Australia have launched a new website for AusGeoRef, a bibliographic database for Australian geoscience literature since the mid-19th century.   The new website features expanded functionality, including a geographic search view option, as well as the abilities to set up individual accounts and to easily save and share lists of references.   Launched in 2003 as a cooperative arrangement between AGI and Geoscience Australia, AusGeoRef now includes references to a growing database of more than 200,000 journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Explore these references through the new and improved AusGeoRef website now at   Geoscience Australia's acting Chief Science Information Officer Tanya Whiteway said Geoscience Australia is proud to have been a partner with AGI on...
Tue, 2018-10-02 11:26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2018   WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the National Mall will be hosting the ultimate fossil and paleontology experience for visitors in the largest celebration of National Fossil Day yet. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to celebrate this event, organized by the National Park Service as part of AGI's Earth Science Week, to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.   National Fossil Day gathers scientists, educators, fossil enthusiasts, and the general public across the country at parks, classrooms, museums, and other venues to share their passion and knowledge about ancient life, paleontology, and public fossil resources.   The National Park Service and National Fossil Day Partners from the greater Washington, D.C. area will be hosting a series of activities, fossil displays, interactive demonstrations, and will have fossil themed giveaways for visitors throughout the day. This event...
Tue, 2018-10-02 09:48
October 2, 2018   The recording of the AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar for 28 September 2018 on Helping Smaller Departments Fundraise Effectively is now available.   You can view the recording and a list of all of the upcoming webinars at:   or the webinar is also directly available on YouTube at:
Mon, 2018-10-01 12:16
In this episode, host Andrew Geary previews the 2018 International Exposition and 88th Annual Meeting. SEG 2018 in Anaheim, California will feature robust, cutting-edge education programming including 151 Technical Program sessions, 13 Continuing Education courses, 3 Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section Panel Discussions, 22 Postconvention Workshops, and much more. Register for Anaheim at Andrew first speaks with the Technical Program Chair, David Alumbaugh and the Co-Chair Dimitri Bevc. He then speaks with Sarah Morton Rupert, member of the SEG Near-Surface Geophysics Technical Section executive committee. He then highlights a new program for this year - the Business of Applied Geophysics - with organizers Bill Abriel, Mike Loudin, and Sergio Chávez-Pérez. The preview concludes with conversations with the SEG Director of Global Events Operations, Rhianna Collier, and the SEG Executive Director Dorsey Morrow. There are too many amazing events to feature...
Mon, 2018-10-01 11:49
The AAG is pleased to welcome Michelle Kinzer to fill the role of Government Relations Manager. She will serve as AAG’s primary advocate on public policy in Washington and will continue to grow relationships with government decision makers as well as outside organizations and stakeholders. She will track and analyze relevant issues facing the AAG […]
Mon, 2018-10-01 11:21
October 1, 2018   The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) are pleased to announce the next Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) webinar: "Techniques for Well Re-Development and Maintenance."    There is no magic method to clean a well. There are many techniques, some that have been used for decades, others are fairly recent. The objective of the re-development is to return the well to its condition when it was installed. We introduced the term Specific Capacity in an earlier session. We will demonstrate why measuring the Specific Capacity of your well is so important.     This 1-hour 20-minute webinar will take place on October 18th, 2018 at 1:00 PM EDT. Participants will earn 0.13 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through AIPG for attending the event.    The webinar will feature Raymond Talkington, Ph.D., P.G., C.P.G., Principal Hydrogeologist and President, GEOSPHERE...
Mon, 2018-10-01 10:57
Three new interns have joined the AAG staff this fall semester! The AAG would like to welcome Daliha, Mike, and Siri to the organization. Daliha Jimenez is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, pursuing a B.S in Geographic Information Systems and a minor in Remote Sensing. Daliha hopes to use her skills […]