Teacher Resources

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 Newsletters

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Available as free PDF downloads. The newsletters covers a broad range of geologic phenomena in Colorado. Topics range from diamond mines to snow avalanches to mining subsidence and more!

The BIG news is that we’ve decided to revive RockTalk this year (2017) as the **NEW** CGS RockTalk Blog so that we can continue to bring you interesting, informative, and timely postings related to our mission.

Colorado Geology Posters for Teachers

$1.00 each for teachers, available by ordering from the bookstore.

Colorado state symbols posterGeologic hazards posterMineral resources poster

Geologic mapping posterWater contamination posterAvalanches poster

Geology of Colorado posterMarble poster

CGS bookmark

Glossy bookmark with photos of Colorado’s colorful geology on the front and a geologic timescale on the back. (Free in quantities of up to 125, $0.035 each after 125). Also – as a PDF download.

Geologic timescale bookmark

Generalized geologic map of Colorado

This 8.5×11-inch color map also has our Geo-whizology on the back side. Free prints are available by visiting the CGS office. Also – as a PDF download.

Generalized geologic map

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. The Field Guide page.

Gas and Oil in Colorado CD (SP-50)

A 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.) [No longer offered as CD, we are preparing a free digital download available soon.]

Cover of Oil and Gas in Colorado cd

Coal and Coalbed Methane CD (SP-51)

A 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 dependent upon coal. This CD meets the Colorado Model Content Standards for Earth and Space Science. (Free when requested on school letterhead.) [No longer offered as CD, we are preparing a free digital download available soon.]

Cover of Coal and Coalbed Methane cd