Press Releases

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize the recipients of its 2018 awards: Professor Iain S. Stewart with the AGI Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences; Mr. Richard M. Powers with the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI; and Mr. Russell G. Slayback with the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, its highest award. All three awardees will be presented with their awards next week at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:30

How does your town celebrate Earth Science Week? The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) was pleased to support city-specific celebrations of its annual geoscience awareness campaign, Earth Science Week, which took place October 8-14, 2017. Major American cities such as Houston, Denver, and Washington, D.C., served as major centers of public awareness activities.

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award is presented to one teacher of grades K-8 in the United States or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom each year. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in Earth science education.
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:00

Celebrate the sixth annual Geologic Map Day! On October 13, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2017 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 19:30

What's old is new again! Join in celebration of the 8th annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  National Fossil Day is organized by the National Park Service as part of AGI's Earth Science Week to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of paleontologists and fossil enthusiasts.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 21:30

Earth Science Week 2017 is making some noise about geoscience with the help of National Public Radio’s popular call-in talk show, Science Friday.

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 13:30

Where can you find out about educational resources, events, and opportunities available through Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences? Start by going online to view a new webcast titled "Get Involved: Earth Science Week 2017"!

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:30

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce that all abstracts submitted to the Virtual Poster Showcase (VPS), a student event organized by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), will be listed in GeoRef, AGI's premier database for geoscientific literature.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:05

An upcoming webinar will tackle an important application of environmental geoscience: monitoring harmful chemicals that contaminate soil and groundwater. This webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, is presented as part of the growing Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI), a collaborative program between the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG).

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 15:30

A new webcast from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) outlines four contests that are being conducted as part of Earth Science Week, the annual worldwide celebration of the geosciences.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:00

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