Member Society Benefits

PDF versionPDF version


The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 260,000 earth, atmospheric, and ocean scientists. With 52 Member Societies, 4 International Associates, and several affiliated organizations, AGI provides unique access to a global network of geoscientists. Together we serve as a voice of shared interests in the profession, and strive to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society. Collectively, the AGI Federation helps to shape the future of the geosciences around the world.



AGI Member Society Council: Each Member Society has a vote, and helps raise awareness about societal concerns and solutions regarding geoscience issues both domestic and international. Member Society Council Meetings take place twice a year: at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Meeting in the spring, and at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting in the fall.

AGI Executive Committee: Member Society leaders are eligible to serve on the AGI Executive Committee.

AGI Leadership Forum: Share ideas & voice concerns with other geoscience societies at the annual Leadership Forum.


Center for Geoscience & Society: Partner with the Center to sponsor stakeholder engagement events like the 2016 Critical Issues Forum.

Education & Outreach: Develop curricula and educational outreach resources like the NAGT/AGI Laboratory Manual in Physical Geology and AAPG/AGI Visiting Geoscientists Handbook.

Policy & Critical Issues: Partner with AGI to advocate on behalf of the geosciences through internship programscoalitions and working groups, and webinars that explore geoscience topics at the federal, state, and local levels.

Information Services: Form special information database partnerships with AGI’s premier bibliographic database, GeoRef.

Workforce: The Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaboration between AGI and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), provides free on-demand courses on a variety of geoscience topics, including a module on professional ethics.

Earth Science Week: Collaborate with top geoscientific societies on this annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences.

AGI Member Society Scholar-in-Residence Program: The Member Society Scholar-in-Residence Program supports AGI's mission of providing collaborative leadership to the geoscience community by fostering formal opportunities for members and/or staff of AGI Member Societies. The Scholar-in-Residence will continue their current work during the program, while also applying their expertise to projects that benefit the entire AGI Federation.


Geotimes: Publish society news, scholarships, awards, and leadership changes in this online resource

Directory of Geoscience Departments: Each Member Society receives one free mailing per year for a non job-position message.

Free ad space in EARTH: Receive a free ad space in EARTH Magazine.

Earth Science Week Toolkit: Submit materials to the annual Earth Science Week Toolkit, which in 2017 reached some 16,000 teachers and geoscientists in all fifty states and internationally.

Domestic & International Conferences: Display promotional materials in the AGI booth at domestic and international conferences each year.


Awards: Nominate candidates for AGI’s prestigious awards, including the Marcus Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal, the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, and more.

William L. Fisher Geoscience Congressional Fellowship: Members of AGI Member Societies may apply for our annual Geoscience Congressional Fellowship.

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship: Members of AGI Member Societies may apply for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for women in geoscience.


Discounts: Receive special discounts on AGI publications.

EARTH Magazine: Organize special discounts on print subscriptions to EARTH Magazine for your members.

Earth Science Week Toolkits: Contact Earth Science Week to receive 50 free Toolkits for distribution to key education partners or local science teachers each year.


Member Society Liaison, Joseph Lilek: