The Colorado Geological Survey has free resources for teachers to help educate students about Colorado's diverse and fascinating geology. For a full list check out our free stuff page.
Rocktalk Newsletter. Available free or downloadable from our website. This newsletter covers a broad range of geologic phenomena in Colorado. Topics range from diamond mines in Colorado to snow avalanches. Teachers may order up to 100 copies at a time for free. Link to Rocktalk Newsletter
Colorado Geology Posters for Teachers. $1.00 each. Go to the Bookstore to order. Click the image to see larger versions of these posters.
CGS bookmark with photos of Colorado's colorful geology on the front and a geologic timescale on the back. (Free!)
Generalized geologic map of Colorado. This 8.5 by 11 inch poster is available free from CGS
Field Trip Guides- These are the handouts available to participants on various CGS field trips around the state. These will help you put together a geology-based field trip in your region. Click HERE to go the Field Guide page.
Gas and Oil in Colorado CD (SP-50). Free resource about the Gas and Oil industry in Colorado. This interactive CD-ROM teaches kids about what everyday life would be like without petroleum products and shows them how many things in their homes are made from petroleum. This CD meets the Colorado Model Content Standards for Earth and Space Science. (Free when requested on school letterhead.)
Coal and Colabed Methane CD (SP-51). Free resource about the Coal industry in Colorado. This interactive CD-ROM teaches kids about how coal influences their every day life and how many things in their lives are dependant upon coal. This CD meets the Colorado Model Content Standards for Earth and Space Science. (Free when requested on school letterhead.)
An introduction to mining and minerals in Colorado (SP-47). A free CD available from CGS.
Colorado Geological Survey