Where are USGS offices located?

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has offices in every state. Our headquarters is located in Reston, Virginia.

 

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Does the USGS do classroom presentations?

The USGS has offices in every state , but education is not part of our mission and we do 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 contacting them to ask about a speaker or presenter.

Can I join the USGS?

As a science agency for the United States government, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) serves all United States citizens. The USGS can only be “joined” by its employees, but citizens can get involved in USGS research through its Citizen Science programs . Some USGS Citizen Science opportunities are also listed on the Volunteer.gov website. Keep...

Can I visit a USGS office?

Very few USGS offices are set up to accommodate visitors. Before stopping by a USGS office, you should check their website or call ahead to make sure that visitors are welcome. There are USGS offices in each state. Members of the public are welcome to use libraries that are located at some USGS offices , but materials can only be checked out...

Can I volunteer with the USGS?

The Volunteer.gov website is the best starting point for volunteer positions with the United States federal government. However, many USGS volunteer positions are not formally announced, so they do not appear on that site. You could try contactating a local USGS office directly to ask about possible volunteer opportunities. Another way to get...

What does the USGS do?

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a science bureau within the United States Department of the Interior . The USGS provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate...

How do I contact the USGS?

For general inquiries, call 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747). You can also use this website to send us a message or to initiate a live Web chat with a USGS Science Information Specialist. Most of our employees are listed in our online Staff Profiles . USGS offices are located in every state. Please note, however, that most of them perform very...
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USGS Alaska Science Center sign
August 2, 2018

USGS Alaska Science Center office sign

USGS Alaska Science Center office sign

Colorado Water Science Center, Southeast Colorado Office: Pueblo, CO
January 25, 2017

Colorado Water Science Center, Southeast Colorado Office: Pueblo, CO

Photo of Colorado Water Science Center, Southeast Colorado Office: Pueblo, CO

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July 20, 2016

USGS National Center

The USGS National Center

The Cascades Volcano Observatory offices in Vancouver, WA....

The Cascades Volcano Observatory offices in Vancouver, WA.

The Cascades Volcano Observatory offices in Vancouver, WA.