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United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Introduce middle and high school students to science and technical career opportunities at the USGS through this series of descriptive cards. Each card highlights a different job, describing the duties and education qualifications for the position and featuring a photograph of a scientist at...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Oregon State University (OSU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of careers and links to job opportunities

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, statistics, job outlook

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

When you hear the word "geography," you might think of maps and names of state capitals, but the work of geographers is much more than creating maps and identifying places. Geographers look at how people, places, and Earth are connected. They study the economy, social conditions, climate, and...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Florida Polytechnic University
Resource Type: Career Information

Florida Polytechnic University's website and app provides a centralized source of articles, videos, and interactive content dedicated to guiding high school students to STEM-focused careers and helping them through the college preparation and the application process. The website features student...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Science profiles, featuring geoscientist Michelle Thaller

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to job sources

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, job postings, video profiles

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Just as a doctor uses tools and techniques, like x-rays and stethescopes, to look inside a human body, geoscientists explore deep inside a much bigger patient -- planet Earth. Geoscientists seek to better understand our planet, and to discover natural resources, like water, minerals, and...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
American Geosciences Institute (AGI)
Resource Type: Career Information

This brochure lists reasons why earth science matters to everyone, from careers, to education. Spanish version available here.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Schlumberger
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers at Schlumberger, video

CareerMine
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

STEM Career Connectory
Resource Type: Career Information

Connect with STEM professionals and STEM college students, as well as the resources and opportunities you need o succeed in a STEM career!

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Read about different career paths NASA scientists have taken.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of various geoscience careers

Chevron
Resource Type: Career Information

Earth Science Internship information

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Read about what Oceanographers are, and what they do.

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Gladeo
Resource Type: Career Information

This career exploration site can help middle and high school students discover their strengths, explore interesting career options, and find out how to pursue them in the real world. Through inspiring videos, career profiles, infographics, and live-streaming question-and-answer sessions,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Magazine
Resource Type: Career Information

Science career web site, job opportunities, networking

2013, Columbia University (CU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Article on importance of geoscience careers

Sea Grant
Resource Type: Career Information

The major disciplines of oceanography are geological oceanography, physical oceanography and chemical oceanography. Oceanographers and others involved in these disciplines often work together to unravel the mysteries and unknowns of ocean science. In reading about each of these sub-fields, keep...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Saddleback College
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscientists are stewards or caretakers of Earth's resources and environment. They work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. Investigating the Earth, its soils, oceans, and atmosphere; forecasting the weather; developing land-use plans; exploring other planets and the...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Science Societies Career Center
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers in the soil and environmental sciences are as diverse as there are people in the professions. We're now featuring career profiles of members - different employers, job functions, length of time in their career, education, and even hobbies. Below are perspectives of different careers,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Concordia University (CU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information

UNAVCO
Resource Type: Career Information

View different student opportunities based withing the geosciences. Entails information on internships, training opportunities, and more.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, planning, profiles

ConocoPhillips
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience job postings

2017, American Farm Bureau Foundation (AFBF)
Resource Type: Career Information

Appropriate for use in both formal and informal education settings, the curriculum for grades 6-8 walks students through careers in the agricultural industry in none focus areas: Agribusiness Systems, Agricultural Education, Animals Systems, Biotechnology Systems, Environmental Service Systems,...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8
Smithsonian
Resource Type: Career Information

Videos on specific Earth scientists and the different work they accomplish in their respective fields.

Tags: volcano, oceans, moon
Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
Resource Type: Career Information

career information, job opportunities, networking, social media

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Career Information, Curriculum Materials

Women at NASA serve as role models to young women in their pursuit of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. The lithograph "Women of Color: Pioneers and Innovators" features astronauts, pilots, mathematicians, and administrators -- past and present -- who make...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Smithsonian Education
Resource Type: Career Information

Video called How to Be a Scientist. Features geologist Liz Cottrell

Earthworks-Jobs.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience Research and Technical job postings.

Tags: geoscience
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job opportunities, statistics and resources

Tags: geophysics
Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Resource Type: Career Information

This presentation includes links to videos about scientists and engineers working with the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (from the Faces of GPM series), as well as other STEM careers videos, followed by a number of links to online career resources. It is designed to be used students...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
The George Washington University (GWU)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, data, resources

Geological Society of America (GSA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Video about why a career in the earth sciences is important.

2009, WGBH Educational Foundation, PBS LearningMedia
Resource Type: Career Information

In this media-rich lesson, students explore careers in science through profiles of Alaska Native scientists. They consider how traditional ways of knowing and Western approaches to science can complement each other and allow students to incorporate their own interests when considering careers in...

Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop gives information on Geoscientist careers (except geographers and hydrologists). View a video, education levels, daily work, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The Paleontology Portal
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, pathways, profiles

Geology.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers and links to job opportunities

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for Geophysical Data Technician. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
The University of Arizona (UA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, job postings, resources

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for an Astronomer. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Resource Type: Career Information

Careers in atmospheric and Earth sciences; job opportunities

GISCareers.com
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

Tags: gis, careers
CareerOneStop
Resource Type: Career Information

CareerOneStop occupation profile for an Atmospheric and Space Scientist. View information on this career such as: education, workforce, skills, daily activities, and more.

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
University of California Riverside (UCR)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience job opportunities

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Brooks Coal Mine, Colorado, circa 1905
Classroom Activities
National Park Service (NPS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

In this activity, students will explore their creativity and critical thinking while they imagine a cave environment and create an organism that lives in their cave. Their cave will be one of the types mentioned in the preceding pages, but their organisms will be of their own imagination.

Cave in Carlsbad Caverns
Classroom Activities
National Park Service (NPS), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Caves form through a variety of natural processes depending on their local geology and climate. Flowing lava, melting ice, dissolving rock, and crashing waves are the major processes that form these wondrous environments. In this activity, students will observe a model of how the most common...

Cacti in the Sonoran Desert
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

In this activity, students study natural features of Mesa Verde and make conclusions about how early inhabitants settled there.

Mauna Ulu on the east rift of Kilauea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Classroom Activities
Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

Traditional geologic maps — sometimes crisscrossed with lines, blotted with colors, and marked with strike and dip symbols — have been used to depict the geologic makeup of the Earth for many years. New technologies such as satellite-enabled remote sensing are allowing geoscientists to create...

Topaz Sample
Classroom Activities
Association of American State Geologists (AASG), Earth Science Week (ESW), American Geosciences Institute (AGI)

With this activity from the Association of American State Geologists, students can use local geologic maps to research types of rock in their area.

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