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 Geosciences Institute
American Geophysical Union
American Water Resources Association
Association of American State Geologists
Association of Engineering Geologists
Association for Women Geoscientists
Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding
Friends of Mineralogy
Geological Society of America
Geoscience Information Society
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Idaho Mining Association
Mineral Information Institute
National Association of Conservation Districts
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Geological Survey of Canada
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
U.S. Geological Survey
--Water Resources in Idaho
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 Science Teachers Association
National Association of Geoscience Teachers
   Pacific Northwest Section of NAGT
   PNW flyer download
National Earth Science Teachers Association
National Science Foundation
National Science Teachers Association
Idaho Department of Education
National Science Education Standards

Museums & Teacher Institutes

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

    Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
    Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology
    Palouse Discovery Science Center

Chicago, Illinois
    Museum of Science and Industry
    The Field Museum
    The Art Institute

San Francisco & Berkeley, California
    Exploratorium Teacher Institute
    Lawrence Hall of Science
Monterey, California
    Monterey Bay Aquarium - Teachers Place

Bend, Oregon
    The High Desert Museum

Portland, Oregon
    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Geological Equipment and Supplies

Geological Supply Catalog
    Sales & service of geophysical instruments.
Miners Supplies

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
Ice Age Floods Institute
Digital Atlas of Idaho
Digital Geology of Idaho
Earth Magazine (Formerly GeoTimes)
Earthtracks (Environmental Science)
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 Information on the Web
Earthquake Resources

General Earth Science
About Geology
Discovery News
The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom
Mineral Information Institute
NASA Science for Educators
NASA Science for Kids
Visible Earth A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the earth.

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

    IGS Landslide Page/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
Athena Earth &Space Science for K-12
Meteorology Classroom Activities (Univ. of Illinois)
NOAA's Paleoclimatology Program
Center for Climatic Research
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Institute for Environmental Studies