Earth Science Week 2023 Theme Announced: 'Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People'

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2023 will be "Geoscience Innovating for Earth and People." The event, to be held October 8-14, 2023, will emphasize the many ways that innovations in the geosciences are helping communities create healthier and increasingly sustainable lives, while accelerating environmental problem-solving around the world.

Earth Science Week 2023 will explore established and emerging technologies and techniques used by geoscientists as they play a growing role in society through developing stable infrastructure; fostering sustainable water, mineral and energy resources; analyzing and applying data about the Earth; and keeping people safe from natural hazards. The celebration also will highlight the wide range of fascinating and rewarding careers in the geosciences, and the ways that those careers are vital to understanding, monitoring, and living on the planet.

"Earth science is always on the move, innovating ways of turning emerging challenges into opportunities — in our food, water, clothing, buildings, and energy sources; the technologies we employ, the work we do, and the lives we lead," AGI Executive Director Jonathan Arthur said on announcing the theme. "Earth Science Week 2023 resources and activities will engage young people and others in exploring the many ways that Earth science innovations benefit people and the planet."   Raising awareness of the geosciences nationally and around the globe, AGI leads Earth Science Week in cooperation with its sponsors and the geoscience community as a service to the public. Each October, community groups, educators, and interested citizens organize celebratory events. Earth Science Week offers opportunities to discover the Earth sciences and engage in responsible stewardship of the Earth. Learn more at   Earth Science Week is supported by many organizations, including the U.S. Geological Survey; American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation; NASA; National Park Service; International Raw Materials Observatory; ExxonMobil; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Geological Society of America; AmericaView; American Geophysical Union; Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (Minerals Education Coalition); Society of Exploration Geophysicists; Water Footprint Calculator (Grace Communications Foundation); Real World Globes; CLEAN (Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network); American Meteorological Society; Paleontological Research Institution; and others. AGI welcomes additional partners that share AGI's mission of building Earth science awareness.

About AGI The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the geoscience needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia. ____________ Contact: Geoff Camphire,