The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, is located in Reston, VA. Although the primary roles of the USGS are to provide information regarding ecosystems, the environment, natural hazards natural resources, climate, land-use, and core science systems...
This website was created as a resource to teach early-elementary students about the past and the present, and to introduce them to maps. Teachers, the best use of this website is to serve as a guide as you introduce students to the USGS.
A field trip to the USGS is a great opportunity to show others that we are RESPECTFUL students. Throughout this website you will see items written in red, these items relate to our unit on respect. As you explore, discuss how respect ties in with going on a field trip, artifacts, and our Earth.
The USGS Headquarters:
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 2o192