Along with its traditional media publications, the American Geological Institute uses Facebook and YouTube to reach prospective and current Earth Science students and professionals.
On Facebook, the GeoConnection â€œfan pageâ€ currently brings geoscience news stories from AGI and other sources like the USGS and NASA to over 320 â€œfans.â€ EARTH magazine and Earth Science Week maintain similar pages. These tools provide an interactive news feed where users may respond to posts with a comment or even a simple â€œEmily likes this (thumbs up)!â€
Videos and slideshows from AGI also appear on the YouTube GeoConnection channel. Here, web users exploreÂ recent news stories from EARTH, current trends in the geoscience workforce, or videos emphasizing the importance of theÂ Earth Sciences.Â Like Facebook, YouTube users can rate and comment on what they view.
Next time you visit Facebook or YouTube, check out these interactive Earth Science resources!