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The American Geological Institute (AGI) has released its 2010 Publications Catalog in PDF format on the AGI website.
Monday, November 30, 2009 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) successfully hosted the virtual component of the first Young Earth-Scientist (YES) Congress held in Beijing, China October 25-28 in an effort to expand the opportunity for participation to young scientists from around the world. Over 200 individuals from 31 countries took advantage of this unique opportunity to participate, even without attending in person in Beijing.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Government Affairs and Workforce Programs have organized a briefing for The Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST) on Capitol Hill discussing the topic Meeting the Global Innovation Challenge on Thursday, November 5, 2009 from 4-7 pm in the Rayburn Office Building, Room 2325.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 23:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) welcomes three new executive Committee officers: G. W. (Skip) Hobbs, President-elect; James M. Robertson, Treasurer; and Jessica Ali-Adeeb, Member-at-large.
Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 00:00
Jonathan G. Price has been named the 28th recipient of the Medal in honor of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences. Price will be presented this prestigious award at the Geological Society of America Presidential Address Ceremony in Portland, Oregon on October 17, 2009.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 00:00

Stephen L. Houser Jr., Gifted and Talented Educator at Providence Spring Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina has been named the 2009 recipient of the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 00:00
No Child Left Inside (NCLI) Day - Tuesday October 13, 2009 - will be the focal point of Earth Science Week.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute is sponsoring an international photography contest to celebrate both the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and Earth Science Week 2009. The theme of the contest is "Exploring Earth Science Around the World."
Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 16:05
The essential Earth Science Week 2009 (October 11-17) Toolkit enables students, educators, and the public to fully explore this year's theme "Understanding Climate." The latest edition of this resource is now available through the American Geological Institute (AGI).
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Education Department is making available an extensive database of active earth science organizations to enable educational, community, and interest groups to more easily engage with geoscientists in their community.
Monday, June 29, 2009 - 00:00
EARTH Magazine reports on the important collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Afghanistan government ensure that the people of Afghanistan can rebuild their country and enjoy a safe and prosperous future.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) congratulates all of the members of the geoscience community who joined it in efforts to demonstrate the importance of maintaining geosciences programs on college and university campuses. In particular, AGI is pleased that the leadership of the University of Florida has recognized the critical role of the geosciences in addressing societal issues of the state and Nation, and in the portfolio of a well-rounded university education by preserving the geosciences on their campus as they make the difficult budget decisions faced in this economic downturn.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological institute (AGI) is sponsoring three national contests in conjunction with Earth Science Week 2009, "Understanding Climate," October 11-17.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 00:00
While homes are being lost and firefighters go about the dangerous work of fighting the Santa Barbara wildfires in California, EARTH magazine is reporting on new research that highlights a different approach: When fires near in, consider staying and defending your home instead of evacuating.
Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 00:00
Many ongoing natural processes and human activities can displace the ground under our homes and communities at considerable economic cost and human suffering. The best solutions to these unstable ground problems are based on awareness of where and how they occur. Living with Unstable Ground, written by Dr. Thomas L. Holzer of the U.S. Geological Survey, explains how soil types, slope movements, catastrophic collapses, and regional ground movement affect communities and how to mitigate these disruptive, dangerous, and costly problems.
Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 00:00

The American Geological Institute (AGI) and the AGI Foundation are accepting applications for the Edward C. Roy Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Given annually, this award recognizes one classroom teacher from kindergarten to eighth grade for his or her leadership and innovation in earth science education.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute is announcing that "Understanding Climate" is the theme for the 2009 Earth Science Week.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute has published a print edition of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce 2009 Report (ISBN 0-922152-83-7).
Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute has posted a PowerPoint presentation of all 147 graphs and charts published in the Status of the Geoscience Workforce Report which was released in February of 2009.
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 00:00
The American Geological Institute (AGI) Workforce Program has released the final chapter, entitled Economic Metrics and Drivers of the Geoscience Pipeline, of the Status of the Geoscience Workforce report. All chapters of this report are now available through the AGI website at
Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 23:00