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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.

Teacher Workshops

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. Learn more about these workshops here.

Classroom Presentations

Bureau staff also participate in short classroom activites centered around geology. If you are an active K-6 teacher in the greater Reno/Sparks/Carson City area and interested in this type of activity, please contact Rachel Micander.

Field Trip to Moon RocksField Trips

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.


Geologic Tourbooks

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.

Geologic Tourbooks