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Founded in 1948, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to celebrate its 70th year with the completed, cutting-edge renovation of its Alexandria headquarters, the M. Ray Thomasson Building, and the announcement of new partnership opportunities and membership benefits.

Friday, December 14, 2018 - 09:00

With just over a month left to apply, now is the time to go online and view a new webcast about the prestigious Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in K-8 Earth Science Teaching. The free, two-minute webcast provides an overview of the competition.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 11:18

This year’s Earth Science Week theme was “Earth as Inspiration,” and the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) saw record participation and exceptional submissions in this year's Earth Science Week contests. Read about the winners and finalists from each category.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 16:29

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to support member society National Ground Water Association’s Groundwater Week (December 3-6, 2018) with a new online resource pulling together AGI water science resources.

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 13:17

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) welcomes new members to the AGI Executive Committee and congratulates Dr. Rodney C. Ewing as he takes office as AGI President. The new and departing members of the Executive Committee were recognized at the Friends of AGI Reception on November 5, 2018, in Indianapolis, Ind.

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 14:30

Aligned with ongoing efforts to enhance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the sciences, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to announce the theme for Earth Science Week 2019: Geoscience Is For Everyone. The next Earth Science Week will be celebrated October 13-19, 2019.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 07:00

As featured in a new Earth as Inspiration video released today, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and its partners joined together in late September to facilitate an outstanding day of outdoor earth science learning. Eighth-grade students from two local schools worked with Earth Science Education Ambassador Sally Jewell and additional geoscientists to explore and understand the structure, deposits, and hazards posed by volcanoes in their own backyard.

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 11:50

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Mr. Rex C. Buchanan, Director Emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), as the 2018 recipient of the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director for Natural Hazards at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as the 2018 recipient of the AGI Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Public Understanding of the Geosciences. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director and State Geologist of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, and Professor at the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin, as the 2018 recipient of the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, AGI’s highest award.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 11:00

Join hundreds of children and their families at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, for Art Safari, an event combining artistic expression and Earth science.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 14:46

For the first time this year, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to offer the Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, just in time to celebrate Earth Science Week 2018 (October 14-20), which focuses on the theme of “Earth as Inspiration.”

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 11:45

Earth Science Week, the worldwide celebration organized annually by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), was formally recognized in a resolution introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The resolution, introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), alongside Reps. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) would designate the week of October 14-20, 2018, as Earth Science Week.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 15:26

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Geoscience Australia have launched a new website for AusGeoRef, a bibliographic database for Australian geoscience literature since the mid-19th century.

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 11:30

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the National Mall will be hosting the ultimate fossil and paleontology experience for visitors in the largest celebration of National Fossil Day yet. The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is proud to celebrate this event, organized by the National Park Service as part of AGI's Earth Science Week, to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 11:26

The recording of the AGU/AGI Heads and Chairs Webinar for 28 September 2018 on Helping Smaller Departments Fundraise Effectively is now available.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 09:48
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) are pleased to announce the next Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) webinar: "Techniques for Well Re-Development and Maintenance." 
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:21

What's new for science educators and students heading back to school this fall? The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is excited to launch Education GeoSource, the most comprehensive collection of Earth science educational resources available online. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:20

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES) have launched a new website for CanGeoRef, the preeminent bibliographic database for Canadian geoscience literature covering publications from the early 19th century to today. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 16:21

The AGI Workforce Program has officially opened this year's photo contest where we ask individuals to submit photos of geoscientists at work.  Please share this contest with friends, students, colleagues, and anyone else who may be interested in entering!  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:00

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