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Teacher Feature:

Earth Science Teacher Resources

From May/June 1996 issue of California Geology magazine

California Department of Conservation
California Geological Survey

801 K Street, MS 14-33
Sacramento, CA 95814-3532

Contact CGS Library and Technical Information Unit
Phone: (916) 323-5336
FAX: (916) 327-1853
E-mail: cgslib@consrv.ca.gov

CGS participates in geoscience career fairs, conferences, and earthquake preparedness fairs. DMG earth scientists make classroom presentations that are customized to accommodate the students' ages and interests. Individualized earth science teacher packets are also offered.

NASA Educational Affairs Division
Elementary and Secondary Programs Branch

NASA Headquarters, Code: XEE
Washington, D.C. 20546
Phone: (202) 453-8396
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 919
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3591
Phone: (415) 329-4006
FAX: (415) 329-5110
E-mail: usgsmd@fwl.edu

The education program includes teaching materials and resources, teachers workshops, internships, curriculum consulting and a special collection of K-12 earth science materials in the USGS Library.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAGP)
P.O. Box 979
Tulsa, OK 74101
Phone: (918) 584-2555
American Geological Institute (AGI)
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1507
Phone: (800) 336-4764 or (703) 379-2480
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
2000 Florida Ave., NW
Washington, D.C., 20009
Phone: (800) 424-2488
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201-3000
Phone: (703) 243-7100
FAX: (703) 243-7177
The Science Education Academy of the Bay Area (SEABA)
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 565-3000
FAX: (415) 241-2746

Through its Journal and the Internet-based SEABA Interactive Catalog, SEABA locates professional development programs, field trips, speakers, and other science education resources.

California Academy of Sciences
55 Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 750-7145
E-mail: casmd@fwl.edu

Educational services include teacher workshops and materials, classroom field trips, library services, and field trips for adults and children.

NASA Ames Research Center TO-25
Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
(415) 604-5000
FAX (415) 604-3445
E-mail: narcmd@fwl.edu

Classroom instruction materials focus on the earth, space, and environmental sciences. The Center visits schools and holds teacher workshops.

Randall Museum
199 Museum Way
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 554-9600
E-mail: rmmd@fwl.edu

A hands-on education center offering seismology, geology, and lapidary displays.

U.S. Department of Energy
1301 Clay Street, No 700 N.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 637-1809
E-mail: usdoemd@fwl.edu

Programs include the Environmental Restoration and Waste Management Educational Outreach Program, and Speakers Bureau.

Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Earthquake Program

P.O. Box 419047
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9047

Publications, videos, and scripted slide shows on earthquake preparedness.

American Water Resources Association
4 West Federal Street, P.O. Box 1626,
Middleburg VA 20118-16126
Phone: (540) 687-8390
E-mail: info@awra.org

Offers K-12 water resources educational materials. A group of water resource specialists is being assembled for classroom visits.

National Energy Foundation Resources for Education
5225 Wiley Post Way, Suite 170
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone: (801) 539-1406
FAX: (801) 539-1451

Creates and distributes instructional materials dealing with energy, water, mineral resources, science, technology, conservation, the environment, and other natural resource topics.

American Coal Foundation
1130 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Suite 220
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 466-8630
FAX: (202) 466-8632
E-Mail: acf-coal@mindspring.com
NASA Spacelink
System Administrator
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Mail Code CA21S
Marshall Space Flight Center AL 35812
Phone: (205) 544-6360

NASA Spacelink is a computer information system that allows you to receive news about current NASA programs, activities, and other space-related information, including historical and astronaut data, lesson plans, classroom activities, and entire publications.

NASA Spacelink is also available through Internet, a worldwide computer network connecting a large number of educational institutions and research facilities. If you have Internet access, you may reach NASA Spacelink at any of the following addresses:

NASA Education Satellite Video conferences. Video Conference Coordinator
NASA Aerospace Education Services Program
300 North Cordell
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-0422
Phone: (405) 744-7015 Dr. Malcom V. Phelps
Educational Technology Branch
Education Division, Code FET
NASA Headquarters
Washington, DC 20546
Phone: (202) 358-1540

The videos cover space science topics and are interactive.

California Department of Conservation
Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources

801 K Street, MS 20-20
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-9686

Resource materials are available for grades 4-8:

  • Videotape. Oil and Gas in California. Introduction to oil and gas in California, from formation and extraction to refining and distribution. $25.00.
  • Publication. Oil and Gas in California. Comic-book style introduction to oil and gas in California, from formation and extraction to refining and distribution. Free.
  • Slides. Oil and Gas in California. Based on the publication above. A slide presentation (53 color slides) with script, companion publication, and map of California's oil, gas, and geothermal fields. $15.00.
  • Publication. Geothermal in California. Comic-book style introduction to geothermal resources in California, from formation to development. Free.

Materials may be ordered by telephone or over-the-counter from any division office (consult local telephone book). The Sacramento office (address above) also accepts mail orders.