Geotimes

Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. Originally launched as GeoSpectrum, a newsletter of the American Geosciences Institute in 1995, Geotimes has been reborn as the go-to source of information on AGI's 52 Member Societies. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community.

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Sharing Your Science

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Three AGI Member Organizations shared material aimed at helping scientists better communicate their research, or activities. The American Geophysical Union blog the "Plainspoken Scientist" had scientist Skylar Bayer share her experiences learning how to write her own press releases. The ability to share your science through the written word is, valuable, but as many professionals working at the science-press interface know images and video can really amplify your message. Susan Fisk, the Director of Public and Science Communications for the members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America shared in their member magazine "CSA News" penned the article "Why Photos are Important in Explaining Your Research." One of Fisk's key points is the value of humanizing your research as one of the key ways to earn trust with the public. This is something AGI has been trying to encourage with our "Life as a Geoscientist" photo contest. In addition to sharing your images, or writing stories with them, scientists must be aware of copyright law. 

Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Endorses Earth Science Week

In a positive display of bipartisanship, U.S. Senators from across the country have come together in support of the American Geosciences Institute's 19th annual Earth Science Week celebration.

EARTH: Humans, Megafauna Coexisted in Patagonia before Extinction

As we celebrate National Fossil Day, EARTH Magazine brings you a story set in Pleistocene South America, and was home to large megafauna species like giant sloths and saber-toothed cats. At some point as the climate warmed and human settlers began hunting, the megafauna living in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego went extinct.

EarthScope: Proposal Solicitation - Due 11/15/16

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This solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that: 1) Make use of capabilities provided through, and/or data and/or models derived from, GAGE, SAGE, and/or SAFOD and 2) Further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope, as described in the 2010 EarthScope Science Plan and/or EarthScope Education and Outreach Implementation Plan.

Earth Science Week: No Child Left Inside Day!

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We celebrate TWO focus days for Earth Science Week today! First we will talk about No Child Left Inside, or NCLI. Even Congress wants to see kids get outside! Groups nationwide want to encourage educators and mentors to bring kids out of the classroom to celebrate learning outside!

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