RFG 2018 Conference


In most parts of the world, water is a scarce resource. That might seem strange, because there is so much water on Earth. Almost all of the water on Earth, more than 97 percent of it, is seawater in the oceans. The rest is called fresh water, because it does not have a high salt content. Most of the world’s fresh water is frozen solid in large glaciers in Antarctica and Greenland. Almost all of the fresh water that is available for human use is either contained in soil and rock below the surface, called groundwater, or in rivers and lakes.

Teaching Resources from the Education Resources Network

Curricula & Instruction Resources

Christmas Island Atoll
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Student investigations start with Earth in the solar system, and then focus on the dynamics of...

Paleoclimatologists studying a reef
Resource Type: Classroom Activities

This area of the education resources website provides links to NOAA resources which help explore...

Sediments in Lake Red Rock, Iowa
Resource Type: Curriculum Materials

Water is the most important substance on Earth. Water dominates the surface of our planet,...


Teaching Media Resources

Cave in Carlsbad Caverns
Resource Type: Virtual Field Trips

Here is the original Virtual Cave, devoted to the astounding variety of nature's handiwork found...

Abrams Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change,...

Mt. St. Helens Volcano
Resource Type: Videos or Animations

Geology videos from the great state of Washington!  ‘2 Minute Geology’ videos - plus longer...


Outreach Programs

Black sand beach, Hawaii
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Maps on Hawaii's water and geology; Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Sediments in Lake Red Rock, Iowa
Resource Type: Location-based Outreach Programs

Volunteer water monitoring, volunteer cleanups; Location: Atlanta, GA

World Earthquake Epicenters
Resource Type: Online Outreach Programs

Maps, factsheets, pamphlets and brochures on Maryland Geology; Location: Baltimore, MD