ALEXANDRIA, Va. - To assist geoscience professionals, educators, and students at a time when many are working remotely or in new ways, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has issued a series of recent announcements on electronic resources currently available for free or at reduced prices, including AGI's Glossary of Geology, Geoscience Handbook, professional development modules, and education resources.
AGI is providing free individual access to its Glossary of Geology Online Service through June 30, 2020. The online service provides access to more than 39,000 glossary entries contained in the Fifth Edition of the print Glossary. Many entries contain a syllabification guide and background information. To get the free Glossary of Geology Online, go to https://www.americangeosciences.org/glossary/register.html and set up your password/login.
Also, through June 30, 2020, AGI has reduced the price of the digital edition of AGI's bestselling The Geoscience Handbook by more than 50 percent to $19.60. The digital edition comes in a PDF that is readable on electronic devices (Android, iPhone, tablet, laptop, desktop). With over 470 pages of crisp, clear graphics, this quick reference tool offers key metrics and concepts, a guide to cornerstone papers and recent developments, and short tutorials on specialized topics. The discount, available for individual purchasers only, is available at https://store.americangeosciences.org/the-geoscience-handbook-digital-ed.... Learn more at https://www.americangeosciences.org/handbook.
If you or your colleagues cannot use the online service, AGI is offering a bundle of print editions of the Glossary of Geology and Geoscience Handbook for $80.00. To learn more, see https://store.americangeosciences.org/glossary-of-geology-and-geoscience....
AGI alerted university faculty to the availability of dozens of modules in the free-to-take Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) platform, which is a joint effort of AGI, the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology, and the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG). GOLI courses range from 1 to 10 hours in length, addressing geoscience topics and skills from geoscience writing to geoethics to advanced environmental geochemistry. Visit https://goli.americangeosciences.org or learn more at https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/goli.
To support geoscience faculty who are moving to an online teaching format, AGI's publishing partner, Pearson, will be providing free e-text of the AGI/NAGT Lab Manual in Physical Geology to all adopters of that manual. Contact your campus Pearson representative to arrange access by going to https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education.html.
For educators and students in grades K-12, AGI offers access to free resources such as through its Education GeoSource database, which provides visitors with a way to find the widest possible collection of Earth science-related classroom activities, teacher professional development opportunities, science education standards documents, virtual field trips, teaching ancillaries, and much more. Find Education GeoSource online at https://www.americangeosciences.org/center-for-geo/education-geosource. The Earth Science Week website offers hundreds of learning activities, videos, contests, and other educational opportunities organized around this annual international public outreach campaign. Visit Earth Science Week online at http://www.earthsciweek.org.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is a nonprofit federation of more than 50 scientific and professional associations that represents over a quarter-million geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides geoscientists with access to scholarly information, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and health of the environment.
AGI is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
Geoff Camphire, Communications