Science Education & Outreach
NBMG plays an important role in educating the public on many geologic topics that directly affect Nevada through educational publications, teacher workshops, field trips and other outreach opportunities.
Staff members regularly participate in the highly effective and popular teacher-education workshops that are sponsored by the Nevada Mining Association and jointly supported by the Nevada Division of Minerals. To learn more about these workshops contact D.D. Lapointe.
NBMG helps coordinate field trips and other activities for the public and for K-12 teachers and students during Earth Science Week (second full week of October) and Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness Week (late February or early March).
Field trip guides from past trips are available for free on our website in our Educational Series (E-Series) listings.
NBMG also produces publications specifically for the general public, such as our popular field guides on the geology and natural history of the Las Vegas, Reno-Carson City-Lake Tahoe regions, and U.S. Highways 50 and 93.