American Geosciences Institute (AGI) – http://www.agiweb.org/
AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in our profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resilience to natural hazards, and the health of the environment.
- Earth Science World Image Bank
- YouTube Videos from Earth Magazine
- k12 professional development programs
- Visiting Geoscientists - An Outreach Guide for Geoscience Professionals
- Curricua - Investigating Earth Systems, EarthComm, Constructing an Understanding of earth Systems, High School Environmental Science, Physical Geology
- 2012 Earth Science Week topic is Careers
Critical Zone Observatories – http://criticalzone.org/
Critical Zone Observatories are environmental laboratories established to study the chemical, physical and biological processes that shape the Earth's surface. The National CZO Program serves the international scientific community through research, infrastructure, data, and models.
- Data: wide variety of data sets available from each of the 6 CZO sites. Data not centralized.
- Research: accessibly written. distributed between the various sites. Not centralized.
- Visualizations: embedded in research pages
- Critical Zone Exploration Network
Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) – http://www.cuahsi.org/
CUAHSI is a research organization representing more than 130 U.S. universities and international water science-related organizations. CUAHSI develops infrastructure and services for the advancement of water science in the United States.
- Videos of general community interest
- Research: technical reports, vision papers - aimed at professionals
- Data: HydroDesktop computer application for accessing hydro data
Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earths Continental Crust (DOSECC) – http://www.dosecc.org/
DOSECC is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide leadership and technical support in subsurface sampling and monitoring technology for addressing topics of scientific and societal importance. Fifty-three research organizations are members of DOSECC.
- Newsroom provide research results and discussion that is broadly accessible.
- 2 handbooks - Lake and Marine sediment drilling, best practices in drilling programs
- grant programs for grad/undergrad/teachers - apps March 1 (pub via NAGT)
- lightweight portable drilling rig for field camps
EarthScope - http://www.earthscope.org/
- EarthScope Data Portal ( This site may be offline. )
- EarthScope Visualizations
- EarthScope Science Products : Data Products, Complimentary Data, Active Field Programs, Funding
- EarthScope Resources: maps, , illustrations
EarthScope Education and Outreach - http://www.earthscope.org/education
GeoPRISMS – http://www.geoprisms.org/
GeoPRISMS is a decadal program, funded by NSF, committed to the amphibious study of the origin and evolution of continental margins through interdisciplinary, community-based investigations.
- MARGINS data portal
- GeoPRISMS data portal
- MARGINS Minilessons (at SERC)
- GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) – http://www.iris.edu/
IRIS is a consortium of over 100 US universities dedicated to the operation of science facilities for the acquisition, management, and distribution of seismological data. IRIS programs contribute to scholarly research, education, earthquake hazard mitigation, and verification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
- IRIS Seismic Data Access portal
- educational data/vis software
- Teachable Moments pages (more info)
- animations and interactive animations
- public outreach videos
- USArray Wave Visualizations
- Virtual REU
- Labs and activities for undergrads
National Center for Earth surface Dynamics (NCED) – [http://www.nced.umn.edu/ ( This site may be offline. ) ]
The National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, an NSF Science and Technology Center, is a partnership of research and educational institutions, government agencies, and industry that pursues its goal of predictive Earth-surface science by integrating physical, biological, and social sciences to understand how landscapes and ecosystems evolve together.
National Park Service (NPS) – http://www.nps.gov/
- curriculum based education programs at parks (k12)
- materials to loan
- environmental education reading list
- Teaching with Historic Places
- "Views of the National Parks (Views)is a multimedia education program that presents the natural, historical, and cultural wonders associated with national parks and provides opportunities for all Americans to discover why national parks are special places."
- Parks with teacher Professional Development programs
- Geologic Resources: Education and Outreach (NPS)
National Science Foundation (NSF) – http://www.nsf.gov/
Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) – http://www.scec.org
SCEC is a community of over 600 scientists, students, and others at over 60 institutions worldwide, headquartered at the University of Southern California. SCEC is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk.
SCEC's Office of Experiential Learning & Career Advancement offers two internship programs for college undergraduate students. SCEC/SURE interns are paired one-on-one with a SCEC scientist at that researcher's institution or field site. SCEC/UseIT (Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology) is a team based program where interns develop technical tools to communicate important concepts about earthquakes in Southern California and other earthquake-prone regions.
The Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) and the ECA EPIcenter Network – http://www.earthquakecountry.info
The ECA is a public-private partnership of leading earthquake professionals, emergency managers, government officials, business and community leaders, and others. The mission of the ECA is to support and coordinate efforts which improve earthquake and tsunami resilience. Among its many activities the ECA plans and implements the annual ShakeOut drill. The ECA is administered by the Southern California Earthquake Center at USC.
The Earthquake Education and Public Information Center (EPIcenter) Network is a community of free-choice learning institutions within the ECA that share a commitment to earthquake and tsunami preparedness. They coordinate ECA activities (e.g. ShakeOut) or in other ways demonstrate leadership in earthquake education and risk reduction. EPIcenters are found in a variety of free-choice learning venues such as museums, science centers, libraries, and universities. The EPIcenter Network has flourished through its many collaborative efforts with IRIS, EarthScope, NEES, USGS, the California Geological Survey (CGS), and the Quake Catcher Network.
- The ShakeOut
- ShakeOut - Museums
- The EPIcenter Network
- San Bernardino County Museum (Redlands, CA) - EPIcenter Coordinating Institution
- The Tech Museum (San Jose, CA) - EPIcenter Coordinating Institution
- The Quake Catcher Network ( This site may be offline. )
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) – http://serc.carleton.edu
SERC works to improve education through projects that support educators. Although the work has a particular emphasis on undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, SERC has worked with educators across a broad range of disciplines and at all educational levels.
- SiteGuides: Earthquakes, Energy, Teaching with Current Research and Data, ...
UNAVCO – http://www.unavco.org/
The mission of UNAVCO's Education and Community Engagement Program is to promote a broader understanding of Earth science through the scientific methods, data, and results of the unique suite of scientific research of UNAVCO's community. We will foster collaboration between the scientific and educational communities and will increase the number and diversity of students to strengthen and sustain the next generation of Earth scientists.
- Geodetic, strain, borehole, and meteorological databases
- Variety of tools for data visualization, mapping, data collection, and processing
- education materials/activities with links to all 50 state k12 science standards
- Data for Educators (more info) : GPS data/sources aimed at educators. Some teaching activities associated with particular stations/datasets. Along with some tutorial info for using UNAVCO GPS data.
United States Geologic Survey (USGS) – http://www.usgs.gov/
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.
- Maps and Geospatial data
- wide array of educational resources for k16 including good "connective tissue" pages that contextualize research results in such a way that they are more easily used in the classroom.
- video and image gallery
- photo gallery (more info)
- photographic library (more info)
- publications warehouse
- online videos of lectures