The Iowa Geoscience Education Information Network

Explore Iowa Geology

Digital Resources

The following links and audio discussions are being compiled to help Iowa's teachers to learn about and convey geologic concepts and techniques for our students. Digital media can be great tool to help introduce concepts, keep your students up to date by following current geologic events, and much more!

Recommended Podcasts



Geology in Iowa

Iowa The Rivers of Her Valleys 4.0  

The Iowa Geological Survey , Panopto, Exploring the Iowa Geological Survey's Digital Resourses   

Fossils in My Back Yard (Broken as of July 4, 2020)


United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Science Education

Virtual Field Trips (Arizona State University)

Digital Life Atlas

Petrified Wood Museum


Climate (NOAA)

UNESCO - Climate Change Education    


Project Wet (Worldwide Water Education)

Water Science for Schools -United States Geological Survey

Real-time Water Flow and Quality Data for a river near YOU!


Ocean World (Texas A& M University/Jason Project)

Ocean Explorer (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))

Rocks and Minerals

Mineral and Rock = Natural Resources (USGS)

Mineralogy for Kids (Mineralogical Society of America)

Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection

Rocks for Kids


Soil education (Natural Resources Conservatoin Service, NRCS)

Soil Sceince Society of America  


Learn about Earthquakes (USGS)

Recent and historic earthquake activity (USGS)


Volcano World (Oregon State Uni.)


The STORM Project (University of Northern Iowa)

National Weather Service Basic weather edcuation  

NOAA - Weather Education  

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) K-16

ESRI Education Community