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American Geological Institute (AGI) Biography

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“The American Geological Institute exists to serve the interests of its Member Societies and the geoscience community, and to advance the science and profession across the full breadth of the Earth sciences. The role of AGI is to provide products and services, which no single Member Society can effectively undertake, that are crucial to the long-term health of the profession. AGI seeks to educate and increase the awareness of governments, academia, the media, and the general public, including students, about the contributions the geosciences and geoscientists make to our society and the environment in which we live.”

“American Geological Institute Strategic Plan,” (accessed Dec. 3, 2008)


“The American Geological Institute (AGI), founded in 1948, serves the geosciences by

  • Providing geoscience information services and products
  • Presenting a focused voice on national science policy issues
  • Developing curriculum materials that strengthen K-16 Earth science education
  • Increasing public awareness and understanding of the geosciences and the environment”

“American Geological Institute Strategic Plan,” (accessed Dec. 3, 2008)

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