University of Kentucky Geological Society: Earth Science Education Network: Educational Resources for K-16

University of Kentucky Geological Society

In 1996, the Education Committee of the Kentucky Geological Survey, in conjunction with the Kentucky Society of Professional Geologists, established the Earth Science Education Network (ESEN). Originally, the network provided a group of geologists who served as resource persons for teachers. In the fall of 1996, ESEN was expanded to provide resources from around the globe using the World Wide Web. In order to keep the network useful, we encourage suggestions from educators.

The mission of the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) is to provide for citizens, researchers, industry, and government, scientifically based information on Kentucky's geology and mineral and water resources. KGS conducts research, collects data, and serves as the State's official archive for data on petroleum, coal, minerals, ground water, and topographic and geologic maps. A diverse research program is supported principally by grants from federal and state agencies and industry. Research investigations include the study of water resources, geologic mapping, oil and natural gas resources, coal and minerals, and geologic hazards.

Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources, Scientific Resources, Activities
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8), Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)