USGS Outreach and Education Activities
Each year USGS personnel in California visit with hundreds of school-age children and adults to provide information about water, geology and earth science. Our activities range from designing activities and coloring books for kindergarten classes to making presentations at conferences. We visit individual classrooms and participate in large festivals with thousands of students. We tailor our activities to be appropriate for different age groups and interests: coloring books and stories for children, activities for older children, and interactive multimedia presentations for high school students and adults.
If you are a school teacher, festival/conference organizer or civic club member/officer, we would be glad to come share the facts about water and earth science with your class, festival or civic group. We also have some material available for use by teachers and for adult reference and self study.
Please contact our outreach coordinator to schedule a visit or to inquire about the availability of educational materials.
Basic Information about Water
- Water Science for Schools
- The Water Cycle
- Hydrology Primer
- Ground Water
- Rain: A Water Resource
- Aquifer Basics
- Water Education Posters
Other Sources of Information
- Earth Science Information Center - Ask USGS
- The USGS and Science Education
- USGS Publications and Data Products
- USGS Biological Resources Features
- Science in your State
U.S. Geological Survey
4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
For more educational information, visit The U.S. Geological Survey's Learning Web, a great site for both students and teachers.