Agencies, Organizations Serving as a Resource
American Coal Foundation
1130 17th St., NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20036
Free or inexpensive educational materials including: brochures, activity books, teacher guides, coal samples, videos, science fair ideas, and posters.
American Geological Institute Web Site
This site includes an education section, policy, news updates, geoscience data repositories devoted to earth science issues; features an on-line geology bookstore, EarthComm program.
COAST Web Site
Consortium for Oceanographic Activities for Students site; explains coastal processes, morphology, sea level change, and other biotic and physical oceanography subjects.
Earth & Environmental Science CD-ROM
Dr. Mike Kimberly
North Carolina State University
Dept. of MEAS, Box 8208, Raleigh, NC 27695
Provides a 19-chapter tutorial on earth sciences, based on course notes from a freshman level course taught at NCSU. Supplemented by satellite images of landforms.
Earth Science Week Information Kit
American Geological Institute
4220 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
703-379-7563 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posters, postcards, bookmarks, and information about Earth Science Week and a booklet of ideas & activities.
FREE (5 copies)
Earth Science Week Web Site
Celebrated each year during the second week of October to share knowledge about and stewardship for the Earth.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Center Plaza, 500 C Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20472
Information about hazards and hazard response, with an educational section for teachers and students. Learn your risks and act appropriately.
Geological Society of America
3300 Penrose Place, P.O. Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301-9140
Overview of programs for educators, geologists and students; provides links, partnerships, initiatives.
Geology Labs On-Line
Web-based lab activities, Virtual Dating-Isochron and Radiocarbon and Virtual Earthquake. It serves to enhance the learning and teaching of geology and other Earth Science courses at the college and High School AP level.
GLOBE Web Site
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is a network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study the global environment.
Institute for Inquiry Web Site
The Exploratorium hosts the Institute for Inquiry that provides examples, programs and on-line support to promote a thorough understanding of inquiry learning.
Integrating Science, Math and Technology
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont, California 94536
Nonprofit provider of hands-on earth science curriculum and on-line programs for Grades K-12.
Maps and Globes Web Site
This Web site helps students learn about maps and globes. Topics include the Earth, water forms, landforms, climate, and time.
Microsoft TerraServer Web Site
Provides digital orthophoto quadrangle (DOQ) images that combine the detail of a photograph with the geometric qualities of a map.
National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) Web Site
Educator's source of satellite images of global landforms and geologic features.
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
PO Box 5443, Bellingham, WA 98227-5443
Fosters improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels. Publishes The Journal Of Geoscience Education (5 issues per year), sells 35-mm slide sets and educational publications.
National Atlas of the United States Web Site
Allows students to select and display map layers, use the computer to roam across America, zoom, point at map features, and locate more than 2,000,000 features.
National Earth Science Teachers Association
PO Box 53213, Washington, DC 20009
Dedicated to improving earth science education K-12. Publishes The Earth Scientist (quarterly journal), conducts summer workshops and field trips, sells 35-mm slide sets including geologic features & processes.
National Energy Foundation
5225 Wiley Post Way, Suite 170, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Nonprofit provider of educational materials and programs related to energy, natural resources, and the environment.
National Geophysical Data Center Web Site
Features marine geology, geophysics, paleoclimatology and glaciology data; it is a source of posters, images, CD-ROMs and many other teaching aids.
National Mining Association
Building 1130, 17th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Mineral Education for Your Community Go-Kits, What Mining Means to Americans, Facts About Coal or Facts About Minerals.
National Ocean Service Web Site
Promotes coastal stewardship of nation's coasts. Source of videos, water level information, CD-ROMs, literature and posters and provides information about North Carolina programs.
National Stone Association
1415 Elliot Place NW, Washington, DC 20007
Educator's provider of posters and booklets about crushed stone resources.
North Carolina Geological Survey
Division of Land Resources
N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612
919-715-9718 or e-mail: Paula.Maynor@ncmail.net
List of the various publications and maps offered by the North Carolina Geological Survey.
Safety Tips for Rockhounds
Mine and Quarry Division
N. C. Dept. of Labor,
4 West Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27601-1092
Brochure covers the do's and don'ts of rock hounding.
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
8307 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, Colorado 80127-4102
Provides tools to educate about minerals and the minerals industry. It offers educational posters, textbooks, workbooks, videos and computer programs.
TerraWeb site is designed to help children (K-12) learn about the processes, tools, terminology, and uses of remote sensing.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) Web Site
Virtual library of digital information, publications, and data, including educational resources and real-time data.
USGS Fact Sheets
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Short, descriptive datasheets about numerous earth science topics; available by fax 24 hours a day.
USGS Learning Web Site
A portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Includes many WEB-ONLY teaching materials.
Volcano World Web Site
Everything worth knowing about volcanoes
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