The FGS provides both publications and educational outreach to K-12 students and teachers. We provide Florida rock and mineral samples to students upon request, and a boxed sets of several of our state's rocks and minerals to teachers for classroom use.
Additional K-12 outreach and service components of our work include the following:
A free copy of any publication to any teacher who requests it on school letterhead.
Talks on requested geologic subjects to classes in reasonable proximity to the FGS.
Lead local class geology fieldtrips.
Answers to specific questions received from teachers at our website concerning geology, publications or other resources available to them.
Assistance to middle school and high school students seeking earth science related internships.
Staff participation as local school science fair judges and providing technical assistance to students working on earth science projects.
Staff participation in agency and community science education events aimed at least in part at K-12 students.
Participation in local school cooperative programs, engaging selected students in actual FGS projects.
Contact the FGS for ordering information.
Florida Geology Unearthed: Available in DVD and VHS, aimed at the eighth-grade level.
Florida's Aquifer Adventure: Available in DVD and VHS. A 20-minute film describes Florida's aquifer systems, springs, caves and environmental issues.
Many of the FGS publications can be useful to both students and teachers and can be viewed online. Please see our List of Publications. This is a Adobe pdf file and you will need the free Adobe reader to open it.
The FGS has many posters available for teachers. Look in the Poster sections of the List of Publications. Listed below are some of our most popular posters.
Florida's Hydrogeologic Environment
Florida's Fossil Mammals
Geologic History of Florida
The FGS has many maps available for teachers. Look in the Map Series and Open File Map Series sections of the List of Publications. Listed below are some of our most popular maps.
Sinkhole Type, Development & Distribution
Terraces and Shoreline of Florida
State Geologic Map
County Geologic Maps
Guide Map to Geologic and Paleontologic Sites in Florida
In addition, our more technical maps and publications are occasionally requested and used by upper-level students and teachers in the K-12 range. The FGS website also provides an overview of Florida geology and Survey activities, with downloadable maps and data, and links to online publications.
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