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Earth Science Week 2019 Theme Announced: 'Geoscience Is for Everyone'

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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.

New Earth as Inspiration Chapter Highlights Collaborative Field Experience at Valles Caldera

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.

Dr. David Applegate, USGS Geologist, Honored for Contributions to Public Understanding of Geoscience

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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. 

Dr. Scott W. Tinker Honored with AGI's Ian Campbell Medal for Service to Geosciences

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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.

Earth Science Week 2018 Resolution Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

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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.

Celebrate National Fossil Day in DC and Nationwide

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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.

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