Member Society Benefits


The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 earth, atmospheric, and ocean scientists. With 51 Member Societies and 4 International Associates, 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. AGI and its Member Societies help to shape the future of the geosciences around the world.



The Center for Geoscience and Society: Take an active role in the new Center: help guide the geoscience Critical Issues Program and participate in geoscience education. The Center’s “hub” website is home to information, resources and tools to promote and support Earth science education in the U.S.

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 abroad.

AGI Leadership Opportunities: Share ideas & voice concerns with other geoscience societies at the annual Leadership Forum. Member Society leadership is also eligible to serve on the AGI Executive Committee.


Geoscience Policy Partnership: Partner with AGI to advocate on behalf of the geosciences.

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

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


Press Releases: Capitalize on AGI’s extensive network of geoscientists, and advertise press releases through our exclusive channels.

Geoscience Calendar of Events: Publicize upcoming conferences, meetings and events in the AGI GeoCalendar.

Free ad space in EARTH: Receive a free ad space in EARTH Magazine, and a free banner posted to the EARTH website.

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

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 Member Societies may apply for our annual Geoscience Congressional Fellowship.

Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship: Members of Member Societies may apply for the new 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: Receive 50 free ESW Toolkits for distribution to key education partners or local science teachers each year!


Member Society Liaison, Joseph Lilek:


Established in 2010, the International Associates (IA) Program provides professional geoscience organizations based outside of the United States with a way to develop a formal collaborative relationship with AGI. The IA Program provides an avenue for continued geoscience cooperation abroad and emphasizes the importance of global collaboration in promoting Earth science. AGI has four IA members: the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), the Young Earth Scientists Network (Yes Network) and the International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG).


AGI Membership allows you to pool resources and connect with a broad network of geoscientists.