The best geologist is the one who has seen the most rocks.
The same can be said for Earth science teachers. There is no better classroom for learning geology than out in the field. GSA offers a variety of field experiences for teachers seeking to study geology first hand over longer periods and further afield. Field Workshops are designed for K-12 educators in public and private schools as well as home school parents, informal educators and college faculty who work with pre- and in-service teachers.
GSA offers teachers (and others) the opportunity to work with America's Public Lands (US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management) for the summer through our GeoCorps™ America program. Opportunities to work with the National Park Service are available through the Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program. Parks and other public lands often need people who excel at interpreting complex geologic concepts to the general public. Teachers do this on a daily basis and are excellent candidates for interpretation positions.
For teachers seeking opportunities to get their students out in the field beyond the confines of traditional school field trips, GSA’s EarthCaching program makes it easy to get students to explore the geology in their area. Learn more about EarthCaching and how you can use it in your classroom.