Bureau of Economic Geology is dedicated to providing geoscience
opportunities to the K-12 community. We invite your participation
in these and other programs.
The Bureau has been a partner in two years of TEA TIE grant
program to support development of cutting edge Web materials in
a project led by this start-up.
Science Fun Day. Bureau Researchers partner with an elementary
school class to participate in this fair sponsored by College of
Natural Sciences, UT Austin, and The Texas Memorial Museum.
Science Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. The
Bureau participates in and collaborates with other UT researchers
on outreach and research through this network at the University
Alliance. As part of the John A. and Katherine G Jackson School
of Geosciences the Bureau has teamed up with UT's Geology Department
and the Institute for Geophysics to provide information to teachers
about outreach opportunities through the geoscience departments
at The University of Texas at Austin.
on Earth (EOE). The
Bureau and the Texas Education Agency monthly television program
"Eye on Earth" teamed up to do a show on Bureau geoscience
educational resources. Contact TEAN Chair Sigrid
Clift and find out how you can receive a copy of this program
and other EOE programs that provide environmental educational resources
from Space. The Bureau contributed geologic information
as well as historic data from a 1939 exploration of the Odessa Meteor
crater to a team lead by UT Astronomy Department researcher Dan
Lester and including Austin Independent School Distinct staff and
teachers in this project funded by NASA.
Earth Science Week Consortium. Earth scientists are
the professionals who manage and conserve the Earth’s natural
resources and study and mitigate the effects of natural hazards.
To honor the earth science workforce that provide these critical
services to our society, the American Geological Institute established
the annual Earth Science Week program. The Bureau, in cooperation
with over 30 Central Texas organizations, sponsors Austin Earth
Science Week (ESW) each year. Please contact Chair Sigrid Clift
for more information about ESW or visit the Texas
Earth Science Week website.
High School Science Coastal Monitoring Program. This program
led by Bureau researchers has partners from the UT Department of
Geologic Sciences and three coastal high schools, and has been supported
by grants from NOAA, Exxon Foundation, Conoco, and the Wray Foundation.