Outreach & Education

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) seeks to promote excellence in the teaching and practice of the earth sciences.

IGS partners with professional organizations to increase science literacy and public understanding of Idaho's geologic history in K-12 schools, junior colleges, and universities.

IGS staff members provide expertise to the University of Idaho, Boise State University, and Idaho State University by directing master's and doctoral research, teaching selected upper division courses in geology and earth science, participating in seminars, organizing and leading field trips.

Idaho Universities: Geoscience Departments

Associations, Agencies, and Organizations

American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Geophysical Union
American Geosciences Institute
American Geosciences Institute Center for Geoscience and Society
American Water Resources Association
Association of American State Geologists
Association of Engineering Geologists
Association for Women Geoscientists
Friends of Mineralogy
Geological Society of America
Geological Survey of Canada
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Geoscience Information Society
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Idaho Mining Association
Minerals Education Coalition
National Association of Conservation Districts
Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S. Geological Survey Idaho Water Science Center
United States Department of Agriculture
Women in Mining

Glacial Lake Missoula

Ice Age Floods Institute
USGS Information
Glaciers and Glaciations - Ice Sheets,Glacial Lakes, Tuyas - Jökulhlaups and Glacial Hazards
Glacial Lake Missoula and the Missoula Floods

Professional Education Associations

Geological Society of America
Idaho Department of Education
Idaho Science Teachers Association
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Pacific Northwest Section of NAGT
National Earth Science Teachers Association
National Science Foundation
National Science Teachers Association
National Science Education Standards

Museums & Teacher Institutes

Washington, DC
Goddard Space Flight Center Education
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Idaho Museum of Mining & Geology
Idaho Museum of Natural History
Idaho State Museum
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Palouse Discovery Science Center

Chicago, Illinois
Museum of Science and Industry
The Field Museum

San Francisco & Berkeley, California
Exploratorium Teacher Institute
Lawrence Hall of Science

Monterey, California
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Teacher Professional Development

Bend, Oregon
The High Desert Museum

Portland, Oregon
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Geological Equipment and Supplies

Complete Geological Supply
Gisco Sales & service of geophysical instruments.
Miners Incorporated

Idaho Geological Survey
Professional Development for Educators

Summer Field Workshops for Teachers

Geologic Hazards Curriculum Development Project

1999 - 2000
2001 - 2002

Geoscience Information

About Geology
Digital Atlas of Idaho
Digital Geology of Idaho
Earth Magazine (Formerly GeoTimes)
Earthtracks (Environmental Science)
Ice Age Floods Institute
National Centers for Environmental Information (Formerly the National Geophysical Data Center)

Earth Science Activities and Lessons

Equinoxes and Solstices
Exploring Planets in the Classroom
NASA Earth Observatory
Pacific Science Center
Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
Windows to the Universe

Earthquake Hazards (IGS)
Earthquake Hazards (USGS)
Earthquake Resources

General Earth Science
About Geology
Discovery Science
Mineral & Gemstone Kingdom
Minerals Education Coalition
NASA Science for Students and Educators
NASA Visible Earth A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the earth.

Ground Water Atlas of the United States (USGS)
Idaho's Groundwater

IGS Landslide Hazards Webpage
IGS Landslide Hazards in Idaho Brochure
Bluegill Landslide (Salmon Falls Creek, Idaho)

Slumgallion Earth Flow: Hinsdale County

Landslides Following the December 3, 2007 Storm

Cascades Volcano Observatory
USGS Volcano Hazards Program
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

Weather and Climate
Center for Climatic Research (Nelson Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Meteorology Classroom Activities (University of Illinois)
NASA Learning Technologies for the Classroom
NOAA's Paleoclimatology Program