Agencies & Organizations for Local Earth-Science Resources
These resources are available to Utah teachers and are grade specific when possible, matching the current Utah State Science Core Curriculum standards, through the following cooperating agencies & organizations:
- Utah Geological Survey (UGS)
- University of Utah Seismograph Stations (UUSS)
- Division of Emergency Management (DEM)
- Earth Science Education (ESE)
Speaker for Classroom
For geologic topics: contact Paul Jewell (coordinator of the Utah Geological Association volunteer speakers) at 801-581-6636.
For earthquake hazards, risks, safety, and preparedness: contact Bob Carey (DEM) 801-538-3400
For rocks & minerals: contact R.O.C.K. club (Rockhounder’s Outreach for Community Knowledge), firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rock, mineral, and fossil; grade 4 (can also be used for grades 2 [rocks], and 8 and 9 [extinction]).
- Landforms; grade 5
- Dinosaurs; grades K-6.
- Ice Age; grades 4, 8, and 9 (includes extinction and climate change).
Kits are available at the UGS for a refundable deposit. Call 801-537-3300 to reserve. Click here for more kit information.
5th-grade landforms and geologic processes (volcanoes, earthquakes, uplift, weathering, erosion, deposition): contact Mike Hylland (UGS) at 801-537-3300.
5th-grade landforms and geologic processes: contact Mike Hylland (UGS) at 801-537-3300.
Ice Age presentation (ppt); Grades 4, 8, and 9; Ice Age climate, geology, and animals.
Landforms presentation (ppt); Grade 5; volcanoes, earthquakes, uplift, weathering, and erosion reshape Earth’s surface.
Posters, Maps, Publications
Grades 2, 4, 5, 8, and 9; rocks, minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, Utah geologic history: contact UGS Information and Outreach Program at 801-537-3300.
Grades K-12; earthquake hazards, risks, safety, and preparedness: contact Bob Carey (DEM) 801-538-3400.
Grades K-12; earthquakes (all topics); contact UUSS at 801-581-6274.
Grades K-12; traveling photo display, current earthquake activity, maps, activities, earthquake safety, and other resources: contact UUSS at 801-581-6274.
Grades 5-12; landform teaching kit, maps, other information: contact UGS Information and Outreach Program at 801-537-3300.
Grades K-12; earthquake safety/preparedness: contact DEM at 801-538-3400.