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UNAVCO, Inc.
Resource Type: Career Information

RESESS (Research Experience in Solid Earth Science for Students) is a summer internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences. RESESS supports interns in summer research experiences at UNAVCO in Boulder, CO as well as provides professional development...

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Geological Society of London (GSL)
Resource Type: Career Information

An online interactive guide to geoscience career pathways and study options from school to university and beyond, with up-to-date advice and resources to help plan your future.

Public Broadcasting Station (PBS)
Resource Type: Career Information

Science profiles, featuring geoscientist Michelle Thaller

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

Career information, statistics, job outlook

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Cartographers and photogrammetrists are responsible for measuring and mapping Earth's surface. Cartgraphers and photogrammetrists collect, analyze, interpret, and map geographic information from surveys and from data and photographs collected using airplanes and satellites. This occupation plays...

Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Geological Society of London (GSL)
Resource Type: Career Information

Are you a graduate looking for your first job? Searching for an academic research position or PhD? A geoscience professional looking for the next step in your career? An employer needing to fill a vacancy? Geoscience Jobs is the official jobs platform from the Geological Society and an essential...

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

How is climate change affecting the Earth? What will the changes mean for society? If these are questions that peak your curiosity, then you might be interested in a job as a climate change analyst. Climate change analysts evaluate climate data and research to determine how shifts in the climate...

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

Careers at Schlumberger, video

CareerMine
Resource Type: Career Information

Job postings

Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Environmental scientists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment by identifying problems and finding solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population. They analyze measurements or observations of air, food, water, and soil to...

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
Science Buddies
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of various geoscience careers

Chevron
Resource Type: Career Information

Earth Science Internship information

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
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
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

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
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 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

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

Career information, planning, profiles

ConocoPhillips
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience job postings

UNAVCO
Resource Type: Career Information

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

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

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 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
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
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

STEM Georgia
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers with links to outside resources

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

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

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

Geology.com
Resource Type: Career Information

Description of geoscience careers and links to job opportunities

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
The Paleontology Portal
Resource Type: Career Information

Career information, pathways, profiles

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

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 University of Arizona (UA)
Resource Type: Career Information

Geoscience career information, job postings, resources

GISCareers.com
Resource Type: Career Information

GIS job search site

Tags: gis, careers
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

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Minerals are among the most beautiful objects in nature, and they are used to make objects you use every day of your life - including the computer you are looking at right now! Read on to discover more about them. Just click on one of the links to find out more.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Fossils are among the most fascinating objects in nature, giving us an idea of how animals and plants lived in the past. Just click on one of the links to find out more.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The study of rocks is called petrology. Rocks may have fossils in them, and they are made up of minerals, but petrologists like looking at the rocks themselves. Just click on one of the link to find out more about rocks and the rock cycle.

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American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)

Printable poster. matching questions, mineral pictures, your house came out of the ground information with graphics, every American born will need...with graphic. This is a pdf file that is 8.5 x 11 two-sided in full color.

Doppler Radar installation in Oklahoma
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

These activities demonstrate meteorological concepts.

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