Hydrology

Original hydrographic data were compiled to meet National Map Accuracy standards. These standards have been maintained in the process of creating the NHD. At 1:100,000 scale, ninety percent of well-defined features are within 167 feet (0.02 inches at map...
The USGS has some great science fair ideas related to earthquakes. Find inspiration for projects on other science topics by browsing the USGS Education website.
Absolutely! The USGS has partnerships with many citizen science programs that are appropriate for classroom projects or for individual students. These programs include:USA National Phenology Network (NPN)Project BudBurstNorth American Bird Phenology...
The USGS does not have any positions specifically targeted to teachers, but appropriate positions do exist. See the Careers and Opportunites page on the USGS Education Website to review sites that list volunteer or summer positions for students and...
Yes. You can review all of our classroom-friendly materials by visiting the USGS Education website, where our resources are organized by grade level: Primary (K-6), Secondary (7-12), and Undergraduate.
Yes. Educational institutions qualify for discounts on purchases made through the online USGS Store. To receive any discounts you must first be set up in their system. Please fax your request on school letterhead (or on a purchase order) to 303-202-4693...
The USGS has offices in every state, but it does not have employees who go into the classroom as part of their job. Some employees, however, are willing to do so on their own time. If there is a USGS office in your town, you can try asking them.
The USGS does not have a formal program for teacher workshops, but USGS scientists sometimes participate in teacher workshops that are organized by universities or other education groups.
The USGS has the largest earth science library in the world. The Libraries Program includes five central libraries (Reston, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; Flagstaff, Arizona; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Menlo Park, California) plus smaller libraries in...
USGS DLG files must be translated into DXF before AutoCAD can read the files. Here is one way this can be accomplished:Download a DLG to DXF converter. There are different versions of this program depending on the version of AutoCAD.DLGTODXF - for...