USGS Education Resource for Teachers
Incorporate USGS science in lesson-planning with help from this convenient handout.
Get Outdoors, It's Yours!
Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and the Jonas Brothers present a web cast on the importance of getting outdoors (click on "Message From The Jonas Brothers" under the picture.) Also explore the links to Department of the Interior lands, National Park web cams, and activities just for kids!
Earth Science Week 2008
Young people across the Nation turned off their televisions and shut down their computers to get out of doors in celebration of Earth Science Week 2008: "No Child Left Inside," October 12-18, 2008. See how the USGS celebrated Earth Science Week in Reston, Virginia (photos, NPR broadcast)and Menlo Park, California (photos, video).
Ground-Water Availablity in the U.S.
Ground water is among the Nation's most important natural resources. It provides half our drinking water and is essential to agriculture, industry, and ecosystems. Learn what's known about our Nation's ground water in this new USGS Circular.
Alaska's Erupting Volcanoes
Kasatochi, Cleveland, and Okmok volcanoes in Alaska all erupted this summer. Why does Alaska have more than 80 active volcanoes? This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics is a highly recommended, easy to understand primer full of illustrations and photos.
Free satellite Images
Most USGS Landsat satellite imagery and high-altitude photography can now be downloaded at no charge. Use the USGS Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) to explore and download.
Parasites in the Food Web
New research suggests that parasites, many of which could be at risk of extinction, may be playing a critical, unrecognized role in the food web.
Geology of Canada and North America
A groundbreaking new DVD from the CBC, Geologic Journey, blends state-of-the-art science and film making with personal stories to document the history of Canada's landscape. Much of the science applies to all of North America. Download a 70-page Teacher Resource Guide.
USGS Polar Resources
Examine USGS research and resources in support of the International Polar Year.