Helpful Resources for K-12 (Not Correlated)

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.

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; discusses links, partnerships, initiatives.

Integrating Science, Math and Technology
Math/Science Nucleus
4074 Eggers Drive, Fremont, California  94536
Nonprofit provider of hands-on earth science curriculum and on-line programs for Grades K-12.

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 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 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 Stone Association
1415 Elliot Place NW, Washington, DC  20007
Provides educators with 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:
The Survey provides information about the state’s geology and mineral resources.  This includes detailed information about finding and ordering maps, aerial photos, and publications.  Other useful information includes FAQ’s (frequently asked questions) about North Carolina geology, minerals information, a calendar of events, other servers of interest.
The Project Earth page contains a variety of resources for educators -- a listing of workshops, an electronic newsletter, a listing of educational resources, an overview of the rock types of the state, a map of earthquakes of the SE United States, mineral resources of North Carolina and lots of information about the geology and topography of each county.

We also sponsor a “Contact a Geologist” feature.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)
8307 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, Colorado  80127-4102
Tools to educate about minerals and the minerals industry; provides educational posters, textbooks, workbooks, videos, and computer programs.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)
USGS Information Services
Box 25286, Denver, CO 80225
Fax: 303-202-4693 or call 1-888-ASK-USGS
Virtual library of digital information, publications, and data about geology, biology, water and mapping, including educational resources and real time data.

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