Resources for teachers
The FGS provides both
publications and educational outreach to K-12 students and teachers. In
our publication series we have several posters, including
Florida.s Hydrogeologic Environment,
Florida Minerals, Florida.s
Fossil Mammals, and Geologic History of
Florida, which are popular with teachers and students.
also distributes a map series titled Guide Map to
Geologic and Paleontologic Sites in Florida, which is
used by older students and adults alike. We have produced a video,
Florida's Geology Unearthed, aimed at the 8th grade level, and used
by teachers in the classroom. In addition, 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. Our more
technical maps and publications are occasionally requested and used by
upper-level students and teachers in the K-12 range. The FGS Web site
also provides an overview of Florida geology and Survey activities, with
downloadable maps and data, and links to on-line publications.
The K-12 outreach and service components of our work include the
1. A free copy of any
publication to any teacher who requests it on school letterhead.
2. Talks on requested geologic subjects
to classes in reasonable proximity to the FGS.
3. Lead local class geology fieldtrips.
4. Answers to specific questions
received from teachers at our Web site concerning geology, publications
other resources available to them.
5. Assistance to middle school and high
school students seeking earth science related internships.
6. Staff participation as local school
science fair judges and providing technical assistance to students
on earth science projects.
7. Staff participation in agency and
community science education events aimed at least in part at K-12
8. Participation in local school
cooperative programs, engaging selected students in actual FGS projects.
Please address requests for
educational assistance to:
Dr. Christopher Williams
903 West Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL 32304