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National Geology and Science Organizations

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1333 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 326-6600
One of the premier science organizations in the U.S. A wide variety of programs are working to improve science education at all levels.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
P.O. Box 979
Tulsa, OK 74101
(918) 584-2555
AAPG is the largest organization of oil geologists. Colorful geological highway maps are available for the U.S. Inquire about other educational and career informational materials.
 
American Geological Institute (AGI)
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1507
(800) 336-4764; (703) 379-2480
AGI is one of the major professional organizations promoting earth science and earth science education. AGI works with the National Science Foundation to update and improve earth science curricula. AGI publishes Earth Science Connection, a forum for scientists and educators to exchange ideas and information, covering effective programs in geoscience and opportunities for professional interaction. In addition, AGI distributes other educational materials and pamphlets on careers in the geosciences, and publishes several journals and magazines (see descriptions below).

American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2000 Florida Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(800) 424-2488
Professional organization for geophysicists, meteorologists, hydrologists, and geologists. Several earth science career information booklets are available at no charge.
 
Earth Science Alliance
Department of Geological Sciences
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1115
This program introduces university and government earth science researchers to teachers (on a local level) with the goals of providing expert local support to teachers for field trips, discussion sessions, and training seminars. Sponsored by NESTA and GSA.

Geological Society of America (GSA)
GSA in Education
Edward E. Geary, SAGE (Science Awareness Through Geoscience Education) Coordinator
3300 Penrose Place
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 447-2020
GSA is the largest national organization of professional geologists. Their project Partners for Excellence is making the expertise of their members available to secondary teachers (see Earth Science Alliance description). Opportunities also exist for teachers to attend regional and national GSA meetings and participate in field trips and short courses. Additional educational programs are currently being developed. GSA also publishes pamphlets on employment opportunities in the geosciences.

National Association of Geoscience Teachers, Inc. (NAGT)
P.O. Box 5443
Bellingham, WA 98227-5443
(913) 843-1234
Membership ($20.00) includes subscription to the Journal of Geoscience Education, which covers new lessons and activities for earth science instruction, computer applications in geology, biographies, and historical notes in geology. Useful for all teachers, but oriented mostly towards college level teaching.

National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)
Attn. Rod Cranson
Lansing Community College, 14-Science
P.O. Box 40010
Lansing, MI 48901-7210
A professional organization for pre-college earth science teachers. NESTA works closely with other science organizations to facilitate exchange between university science researchers and primary and secondary science teachers.

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
1742 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-5800
Over 63,000 members. Four separate journals cater to teachers at all levels (Science and Children, Science Scope, The Science Teacher, and the Journal of College Science Teaching). Many excellent publications are available to members and non-members, including science activity books, science education research summaries, administrative ideas, and standardized science exams.

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State Geological Surveys

State Geological Survey offices could be rich sources of educational materials, geologic maps, field guidebooks, and, possibly, rock and mineral sets available for loan. Your state geological office should also be able to help you find local geologists who may be willing to visit your school.

Geological Survey of Alabama
Drawer O, University Station
Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-9780
Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4699
Arizona Geological Survey
416 West Congress #100
Tucson, AZ 85701
phone (520)770-3500; fax (520) 770-3500
Web: http://www.azgs.state.az.us
Arkansas Geological Commission
Vardelle Parham Geology Center
3815 W. Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
California Department of Conservation,
Division of Mines & Geology
1416 Ninth St., Room 1341
Sacramento, CA 95814
Colorado Geological Survey
1313 Sherman St., Room 715
Denver, CO 80203
Connecticut Natural Resources Center
Department of Environmental Protection
165 Capitol Ave., Room 553
Hartford, CT 06106
Delaware Geological Survey
DGS Building
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Florida Geological Survey
Department of Natural Resources
903 W. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32304-7795
Georgia Geologic Survey
Dept. of Natural Resources, Room 400
19 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, S.W
Atlanta, GA 30334
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Box 373
Honolulu, HI 96809
Idaho Geological Survey
Morrill Hall, Room 332
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83843
Illinois State Geological Survey
Natural Resources Building
615 E. Peabody Dr., Room 121
Champaign, IL 61820
Indiana Geological Survey
611 N. Walnut Grove
Bloomington, IN 47405
Iowa Geological Survey Bureau
Department of Natural Resources
123 N. Capitol St.
Iowa City, IA 52242
Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Ave., West Campus
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047
Kentucky Geological Survey
228 Mining & Mineral Resources Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0107
Louisiana Geological Survey
Box G, University Station
Baton Rouge, LA 70893
Maine Geological Survey
Department of Conservation
State House Station 22
Augusta, ME 04333
Maryland Geological Survey
2300 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge St., 20th Floor
Boston, MA 02202
Michigan Geological Survey Division
Department of Natural Resources
Box 30028
Lansing, MI 48909
Minnesota Geological Survey
2642 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55114-1057
Mississippi Bureau of Geology
Department of Natural Resources
Box 5348
Jackson, MS 39216-5348
Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources
Division of Geology & Land Survey
111 Fairgrounds Rd., Box 250
Rolla, MO 65401
Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology
Montana College of Mineral Science & Technology
Butte, MT 59701
Nebraska Conservation & Survey Division
113 Nebraska Hall
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0517
Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology
University of Nevada - Reno
Reno, NV 89557-0088
New Hampshire Geological Survey
117 James Hall
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
New Jersey Geological Survey
Division of Water Resources, CN-029
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources
Campus Station
Socorro, NM 87801
New York State Geological Survey
3136 Cultural Education Center
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12230
North Carolina Geological Survey
Environment, Health, and Natural Resources
Box 27687
Raleigh, NC 27611
North Dakota Geological Survey
University Station
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8156
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Geological Survey
4383 Fountain Square Dr., Bldg B
Columbus, OH 43224
Oklahoma Geological Survey
University of Oklahoma
830 Van Vleet Oval, Rm. 163
Norman, OK 73019
Oregon Dept. of Geology & Mineral Industries
910 State Office Bldg.
1400 S.W. Fifth Ave.
Portland, OR 97201-5528
Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic & Geologic Survey
Department of Environmental Resources
Box 2357
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Rhode Island State Geologist
Department of Geology, Green Hall
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
South Carolina Geological Survey
5 Geology Rd.
Columbia, SC 29210-9998
South Dakota Geological Survey
Science Center
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
Tennessee Division of Geology
Department of Conservation, Suite B30
Customs House, 701 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37243-0445
Texas Bureau of Economic Geology
University of Texas
Box X, University Station
Austin, TX 78713-7508
Utah Geological and Mineral Survey
606 Black Hawk Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1280
Vermont Geological Survey
Office of the State Geologist
103 South Main St.
Waterbury, VT 05676
Virginia Division of Mineral Resources
Box 3667
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Department of Natural Resources, PY 12
Olympia, WA 98504
West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey
Mont Chateau Research Center, Box 879
Morgantown, WV 26507-0879
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
3817 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53705
Wyoming Geological Survey
Box 3008, University Station
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

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