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The California State Mining and Geology Board has recognized the American Geological Institute (AGI) for its role in promoting earth science education and outreach in the state of California. AGI was officially honored at the December 14, 2006 State Mining and Geology Board meeting in Riverside, California, which included the presentation of a plaque citing the Mining and Geology Board's appreciation for providing the tools and resources necessary to accomplish both the Board's and AGI's common goals of promoting earth science education.
Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has entered an agreement with Thomson Delmar Learning to publish Environmental Science: Understanding Our Changing Earth, AGI's newest curriculum project.
Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 23:00
The Glossary of Geology, The American Geological Institute's (AGI) premiere geoscience resource publication, is now available online. Available for both individual and institutional licensing, the online glossary is searchable using terms, words within terms or definitions, and categories.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 Earth Science Week contests. The national contests capped off a week of celebration as students, educators, and members of the public explored the importance of citizen science as part of the 2006 Earth Science Week theme "Be a Citizen Scientist!".
Monday, November 6, 2006 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation have renamed the Legendary Geoscientist Award in honor of former AGI Executive Director, Dr. Marcus E. Milling, who passed away on October 17, 2006. The award will now be known as the Marcus E. Milling Legendary Geoscientist Medal.
Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 23:00
The AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for 2006 will be awarded to Dr. Robert D. Hatcher, Jr. in recognition of his contributions to the profession of geology. Hatcher will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Presidential Address Ceremony in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 21, 2006.
Friday, September 29, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new officers to the positions of President-Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-large, Peter J. McCabe, Mary M. Poulton, and Lucy E. Edwards respectively.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) will be presenting Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf the 2006 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of the Geosciences. This award, given annually, honors an individual for contributions which lead to greater public appreciation and understanding of the role of the geosciences in society.
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 00:00
Earth Science Week 2006 will begin with the first International EarthCache Day from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to join the EarthCache team from the Geological Society of America, in association with Groundspeak Inc., the American Geological Institute, and the National Park Service, in celebrating the exciting educational geocaching tool of EarthCaching at this event on the grounds northwest of the Washington Monument.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces Dr. M. Ray Thomasson as the 2006 William B. Heroy, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI recipient. This annual award is given in recognition of exceptional long-term service and support of AGI programs and activities.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI), together with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, and the American Geological Institute Foundation, have developed "The Wonders of Earth," a new science teaching guide to promote science education in celebration of Earth Science Week 2006, October 8-14, 2006, and AGI's newest educational program, K-5 GeoSource, an online science professional development tool for elementary-level teachers.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce Dr. Gail M. Ashley as its new President She will be inducted on October 24, 2006 at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has updated its e-publication, GeoSpectrum, to better serve the 120,000 members of its Member Societies. Now in an easy-to-read online format, GeoSpectrum continues to cover the latest happenings within the geoscience profession.
Monday, September 18, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) announces the publication of The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets 4th Edition. The book is now available for pre-order and is expected to ship to customers on September 15th, 2006. The Geoscience Handbook is the latest edition of AGI's long-standing Data Sheets publication. With a new format and expanded coverage of technical topics across the geosciences, the Data Sheets earned its new title for the 4th edition. This compilation of geologic information includes references for key geological concepts and short tutorials useful for all professionals and students needing geoscience information quickly in the field, office or lab. The Geoscience Handbook covers diverse subjects from geophysics to geologic map symbols to GPS usage and everything in between.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) launched K-5 GeoSource (, a professional development Web site for elementary-level teachers who teach earth science topics such as weather, fossils, rocks, soil, water and more.
Monday, August 21, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) has conducted a survey of students majoring in the geosciences and faculty to ascertain their attitudes towards employment in the geosciences. With a large percentage of the workforce retiring in coming years, job opportunities for recent graduates are plentiful with more openings than applicants to fill them. But many students are either unaware or uninterested in the fields where these employment opportunities exist.
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 00:00
The Alaska Mineral & Energy Resource Education Fund (AMEREF), a partnership between the Alaska Department of Education and private industry, has purchased 4,000 Environmental Awareness Series books published by the American Geological Institute (AGI) to be distributed to Alaskan educators as part of the Alaskan Resources Kits.
Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 00:00
ALEXANDRIA, VA - In support of Earth Science Week 2006 (October 8-14), the American Geological Institute (AGI), working with government agencies and other scientific and educational organizations, has developed the 2006 Toolkit for grades K-12 and beyond focusing on "Be a Citizen Scientist".
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) conducted a survey to ascertain the number of students enrolled in introductory geoscience courses during the 2004-2005 academic year. 312 geoscience departments responded to this survey reporting a total of 191,778 students enrolled in three categories of introductory courses: physical geoscience, environmental geoscience, and geoscience of the National Parks or public lands. These introductory courses lay the foundation for our knowledge of energy and the environment.
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute is sponsoring three national contests as part of the 2006 Earth Science Week, "Be a Citizen Scientist!" which is held October 8-14. The three contests including Photography, Visual Arts, and Essay, offer opportunities for both students and the general public to participate in Earth Science Week.
Monday, June 19, 2006 - 00:00