Youth and Education in Science


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I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page
June 9, 2021

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page

I Am A...Wildlife Biologist coloring page

A large metal arch against a bright blue sky.
May 14, 2021

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri

Can you find something around you that reminds you of a rock arch?

Wetland Ecologist Coloring Page
November 30, 2000

Wetland Ecologist Coloring Page

Wetland Ecologist Coloring Page

Attribution: Ecosystems
A rock covered with invertebrates to include large orange and purple sea stars, green, shell-covered anomenes, and black mussels
April 28, 2021

Intertidal Zone Invertebrates

This rock is covered with invertebrate animals over nearly the entire surface including orange and purple sea stars, green anemones spotted with shell debris of other animals, and black mussels.


Looking skyward at a canopy of deciduous trees on a sunny day.
April 17, 2021

Deciduous trees in Reston, Virginia

Decidous trees in Reston, Virginia. Photo taken for Arbor Day 2021 near USGS Headquarters.

April 20, 2021

What I Love About My Job

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)? We asked a handful of our scientists what they love about their jobs. Here's what they had to say about that...

Attribution: Science Support
April 20, 2021

What (or who) Inspired Me to Become a Scientist?

Have you ever wondered what (or who) inspired our employees to become scientists? This video, created for the 2021 Bring a Kid to Work Day event, asks that question of a handful of USGS scientists.

Attribution: Science Support
Malacologist coloring page
April 1, 2021

I Am A...Malacologist Coloring Page

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the sixth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of what we really