Local Earth-Science Resources
Agencies and Organizations
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.
- With many geoscience programs now needing to quickly shift to online teaching, the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) wants to make sure all faculty are aware of the 29 modules in the free-to-take Geoscience Online Learning Initiative (GOLI) platform, which is a joint effort of AGI, AIPG, SEPM, and ASBOG. GOLI courses range in duration from 1 to 10 hours in length, addressing a range of geoscience topics and skills from writing in the geosciences to geoethics to advanced environmental geochemistry, among others. These modules are ready to go and available for your students right now.
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.