Dig Into Earth Science Education With USGS

From the EARTH SCIENCE WEEK UPDATE, American Geological Institute Vol. 9, No. 2: February 2011

Dig Into Earth ScienceEducation With USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a longtime Earth Science Week partner, offers a wealth of information on virtually every Earth science topic - from natural resources and hazards to geospatial data - for students, educators, and members of the general public.

The USGS education web site (https://education.usgs.gov) includes lesson plans and other resources for K-12 and university educators. For example, GIS Lab focuses on using Geographic Information Systems to teach spatial analysis, and GPS Class provides lessons on Global Positioning Systems in education.

USGS has more than 69,000 searchable publications such as maps, books, and charts online. The USGS photo and image collection, in addition, offers thousands of free images. If what you’re looking for still proves elusive, just “ask a geologist” (https://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/ask-a-geologist/).

And don’t forget to check out the USGS podcast series, CoreCast, featuring stories and insights on climate change, satellite monitoring, human health, wildlife disease, and more. To listen, go to https://www.usgs.gov/products/multimedia-gallery/audio.