The Geoscience Outreach program of the Illinois State Geological Survey uses many chanels to inform the public about the geology and mineral resources of the state and the results of the Survey's research projects. The Survey distributes nontechnical publications, offers sets of rock and mineral specimens to Illinois schools and educational groups, presents lectures and exhibits, responds to inquires, conducts workshops for teachers, and leads field trips. The Survey's full-day field trips, conducted in widely separated areas of the state, offer teachers, students, and the general public the opportunity to learn about geologic processes that shaped the land and formed the rocks and glacial deposits.
The Geoscience Outreach program is specifically designed to assist in the teaching of earth sciences and to help citizens understand how the research programs of the Illinois State Geological Survey help to protect the environment and strengthen the economy of Illinois.
Updated 10/13/2009 SLD