As we celebrate National Fossil Day, EARTH Magazine brings you a story set in Pleistocene South America, and was home to large megafauna species like giant sloths and saber-toothed cats. At some point as the climate warmed and human settlers began hunting, the megafauna living in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego went extinct.
What's old is new again! Join in celebration of the 7th annual National Fossil Day on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. 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.
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 2016"!
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is recognizing John C. Steinmetz, with the William B. Heroy Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to AGI. He has served as a leader between AGI and the Association of American State Geologists for two decades and he has been a long-standing member of the GeoRef Advisory Committee.
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to recognize Berry H. "Nick" Tew, Jr., the State Geologist of Alabama, with the AGI Medal in Memory of Ian Campbell for Superlative Service to the Geosciences, its highest award. He is recognized for his roles, abilities and successes in bringing academia, government, industry and the public together to address major societal challenges in the geosciences.
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Eve S. Sprunt as its President-Elect, Keri A. Nutter as Secretary and Dr. Carolyn Olson as the Member at Large to its 2016-2017 Executive Committee. These distinguished individuals will begin their leadership roles on September 27, 2016 at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver.