Education

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...
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...
With rare exception, the USGS does not post information or materials unless they are produced in partnership with our agency. You might be able to find a USGS scientist who is interested in working with you to develop a lesson plan, in which case it...
The USGS Water Science for Schools Web site has a link to 'Water Science Glossary of Terms'. This page offers links to additional glossaries. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also has a Drinking Water Glossary. 
The USGS Education website is your gateway to classroom resources. Explore links to lesson plans, activities, educational videos, online lectures, posters, non-technical publications, and images for kindergarten through college teachers, students, and...