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.