FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Geoff Camphire (firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 13, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is now accepting advance orders for the Earth Science Week 2017 Toolkit. The Toolkit contains educational materials for all ages that correspond to this year's event theme, "Earth and Human Activity."
Materials include the traditional program poster and school-year activity calendar, as well as posters, activities, a game, and other resources from distinguished program partners. This year's Toolkit provides students with the opportunity to learn what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet's natural systems and processes.
Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2017) is an annual event that has been led by AGI along with its sponsors and the greater geoscience community since 1998. To mark the occasion of the 20th annual Earth Science Week, AGI and key program partners are offering many new materials, tools, and other resources for participants.
Each year, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events across the country to educate the public. Activities allow participants to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the planet.
Earth Science Week is supported by the U.S. Geological Survey; the AAPG Foundation; NASA; the National Park Service; AmericaView; the American Geophysical Union; the Geological Society of America; the Association of American State Geologists; the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; the Archaeological Institute of America; and others.
Under a new pricing structure, copies of the Toolkit are free and available for the cost of shipping and handling ($8.50 for the first kit, $2.25 for each additional kit in the United States). The Toolkit will ship starting in August 2017. For ordering, special shipping, bulk orders, and more information, visit www.earthsciweek.org/materials or phone AGI Publications at (703) 379-2480.
About the American Geosciences Institute
The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, 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 interaction with the environment.
The American Geosciences Institute represents and serves the geoscience community by providing collaborative leadership and information to connect Earth, science, and people.
To order your Earth Science Week Toolkits, please contact:
Geoff Camphire, Outreach Programs Manager
(703) 379-2480, ext. 216