Youth and Education in Science


Engaging the next generation of scientists is an integral component of USGS science. The Youth and Education in Science (YES) office coordinates a variety of programs that target the spectrum of learners from early childhood through post-doctoral fellowships. Use the left navigation bar to find programs by the audience, or follow the links below to highlighted areas.

Internships for Graduate Students

Internships for Graduate Students

With funding from the National Science Foundation, more than 70 graduate students have spent part of their graduate education at USGS working with scientists on projects complimentary to their academic work.

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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

Tap into over 140 years of USGS research in the natural sciences in the form of lesson plans and activities, maps, podcasts, online lectures, videos and animations, and much more. 

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Date published: April 23, 2020

Learning From Home with USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey Youth and Education in Science (YES) Team has revamped their web presence to better assist with online and home learning.

Date published: March 31, 2020

Powell Expedition—Art. Then and Now.

On John Wesley Powell’s first 1869 river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, there were no artists or photographers. All of the images we have of the famous John Wesley Powell expeditions were from Powell’s 1871-72 expedition. The 1869 expedition proved that the river could be run. The success of the 1869 expedition was in their survival and it placed Powell in a role of national hero. ...

Date published: September 11, 2019

“Science is Amazing”: GeoGirls Explore Mount St. Helens During Outdoor Science and Technology Program

Twenty-five middle school-age GeoGirls spent five days conducting hands-on research and interacting with female scientists, educators and older students, all while learning about active volcanoes, natural hazards and modern scientific monitoring technologies below the summit of Mount St. Helens.