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National Science Foundation - The Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ESLI), funded by the National Science Foundation, has gathered and codified the underlying understandings of Earth sciences into a succinct document that will have broad-reaching applications in both public and private arenas. It establishes the “Big Ideas” and supporting concepts that all Americans should know about Earth sciences. The resulting Earth Science Literacy framework will also become part of the foundation, along with similar documents from the Oceans, Atmospheres and Climate communities, of a larger geoscience Earth Systems Literacy effort. Download the Earth Science Literacy Principles Guide (18.6 MB pdf).

AIPG Geology Flyer - matching questions, mineral pictures, your house came out of the ground information with graphics, every American born will need...with graphic. This is a pdf file that is 8.5 x 11 two-sided in full color.

AIPG Coloring Pages - One side has a Utahraptor and the other side has minerals. This is a pdf file that is 8.5 x 11 two sided in black and white for coloring.

AGI Geoscience Education Website - K-5 GeoSource, Curriculum Materials, Professional Development, Awards, Online Resources, Initiatives and Report, Earth Science Week, EarthInquiry, Careers in Geoscience, Guide to Human Resources, Scholarships, and Earth Science Education in Texas.

The Mineral Information Institute - great materials for teachers.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History - It's designed for kids and there are lots of fun things to do and learn here.

Web Sources for Geological Education Activities and Lesson Plans

Virginia T. McLemore, CPG, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Have you been asked to give a presentation to a local school, scout group, or other community group? Need some ideas on what to say? Well I have put together some web pages below for you to start with. I have included only pages that have free information. If you do a web search you will find additional sites that charge for their information. Just remember to have fun looking for topics to talk about and then especially have fun with the community groups. Your enthusiasm will be catching!

Earthquakes

Energy

Environmental

Fossils

General


Minerals

Volcanoes

Water

General

American Geological Institute (AGI) - http://www.agiweb.org/geoeducation.html

K-5 GeoSource
Curriculum Materials
Professional Development
Conferences & Awards
Online Resources
Initiatives and Reports

EarthComm by American Geological Institute (AGI) and supported by the National Science Foundation (http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/)

USGS U.S. Geological Survey http://www.usgs.gov/education/index.html

GSA Geological Society of America http://www.geosociety.org/educate/

AAPG http://www.aapg.org/k12resources/index.html

American Geophysical Union http://www.agu.org/sci_soc/sci_soc.html

Exploring Earth: Investigations http://earthsci.terc.edu/navigation/investigation.cfm

Red Rock Adventures: A Teacher's Guide to Canyon Country Outdoor Education http://www.nps.gov/seug/ccoe/guide.html

IET Web Resources Portal http://www.ela-iet.com/resources/

Sources for training, the IET program http://www.ela-iet.com/texasnew/ietsplash.html

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Energy

AAPG http://www.aapg.org/k12resources/index.html

Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach (UREO) in Navajo Nation http://www4.nau.edu/eeop/ureo/

Center for Energy and Economic Development http://www.ceednet.org/resources/coal_primer.asp

National Energy Foundation http://www.nef1.org/

Kentucky’s coal education http://www.coaleducation.org/

American Coal Foundation http://www.ket.org/explore/

Energy Information Administration http://eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/intro.html

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Minerals

Mineral Information Institute http://www.mii.org/

NSSGA the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association http://www.nssga.org

USGS http://minerals.usgs.gov

National Mining Association http://www.nma.org/about_us/mine_tours/index.asp

Northwest Mining Association http://www.nwma.org/education.asp

Copper Development Association http://environment.copper.org/

Learn about mining http://www.learnaboutmining.com/

Nevada Mining Association http://www.nevadamining.org/education/

Women in Mining http://www.womeninmining.org/

Wyoming Mining Association http://www.wma-minelife.com/

Mining in Manitoba http://www.digistar.mb.ca/minsci/ug/undergm.htm

Salt Institute http://www.saltinstitute.org/4.html

National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association http://www.aggregates.org/whoweare/index.html

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Environmental

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/epahome/educational.htm

Uranium and Radiation Education Outreach (UREO) http://www4.nau.edu/eeop/ureo/

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Water

EPA, Watershed Ecology http://www.epa.gov/owowwtr1/watershed/wacademy/acad2000/ecology/

USGS http://interactive2.usgs.gov/learningweb/explorer/topic_water.htm

Mojave Water Association http://www.mojavewater.org/Mwa800.htm

Foundation for Water and Energy Education http://www.fwee.org/education.html

Water Environment Federation http://www.wef.org/Education/Connection/comp_materials.jhtml

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Volcanoes

USGS http://volcanoes.usgs.gov

http://www.learner.org/exhibits/volcanoes/

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science http://www.nmmnh-abq.mus.nm.us/nmmnh/nmmnh.html

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Earthquakes

USGS http://earthquake.usgs.gov

NMBGMR http://tremor.nmt.edu/

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Fossils

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/subway/education.html

Many states have web-base programs and resources as well and you can find out by going to the American Association of State Geologists at http://www.kgs.ukans.edu/AASG/

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
It's advocacy & efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.