Free Training in Geoscience Communication Renewed for AGI Member Societies

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is thrilled to announce that U.S.-based members of AGI Member Societies will continue to be able to access free training in geoscience communication into next year, thanks to generous support from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Endorsed globally by prestigious geoscience organizations, the acclaimed Practical Geocommunication course, developed by Geologize LTD, will be accessible free of charge by members of AGI Member Societies. This initiative underscores AGI's commitment to empowering geoscientists with the skills necessary to effectively communicate complex scientific concepts to the public and key stakeholders.

Participants in the course gain access to a rich curriculum, including interactive lessons, challenging quizzes, and practical assignments, all facilitated by renowned course instructor Dr. Haydon Mort. Forums for direct engagement with Dr. Mort enhance the learning experience, allowing for personalized feedback and discussion.

Valued at $400 per participant, this course not only enhances personal and professional development but also contributes nine hours towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate underscoring their enhanced capabilities in geoscience communication.

AGI Executive Director Dr. Jonathan Arthur emphasizes the importance of the initiative: "In an era of pressing global challenges, including mineral and water resources, climate, energy, and geohazards, equipping our professionals with the ability to communicate effectively is more crucial than ever. This course directly supports our collective need to address vital societal issues through more effective science communication."

The renewed offer extends through February 15, 2025. At that point, existing enrollees will have an additional three months to complete the training.

AGI has provided information to its Member Societies with instructions on how to access the training. Watch for news from your society with the details. For further course information, see the Practical Geocommunication website, where you can find direct links to your society membership portal or contact points within your society.

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.
Geoff Camphire, AGI Communications