In addition to technical publications, we offer educational
materials about the geology of Iowa. These are designed to
improve public awareness and understanding of environmental and
resource issues, as well as to increase enjoyment of travel and
recreational opportunities. For more information call the
Iowa Geological Survey at (319)335-1575.
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"Iowa Geology": 28-page magazine with full-color
articles for general readers on various aspects of the
state's geology; published annually between 1976 - 2001. See availability in
"List of Publications".
(PowerPoint slide show)
IGS educational packet: includes handouts on various geological
"Glacial Landmarks Trail": full-color brochure on
the glacial origins of northwestern Iowa and a self-guided
tour of significant landscape features and habitats of Iowa's
of Iowa": a 153-page, paper-back book on
the shapes, geologic origins, age, and materials of Iowa's
diverse landscapes. Abundant full-color maps and photographs.
For general readers, students, and professionals. University
of Iowa Press, 1991, by Jean Cutler Prior.
The Surface - (PowerPoint slide show)
of Iowa": an 88-page, paper-back book,
with some color, describing Iowa minerals, their uses, where
they can be found, and tips on collecting. IGS Educational
Series 2, 1974, by Paul J. Horick.
"List of Publications":
Available on request.
"Index to Topographic Maps of Iowa": Available only by
Life of the Past - (PowerPoint slide show)
Activities in the educational arena include presentations for
classroom and field-day activities, teacher workshops, university
classes and seminars, and public meetings and field trips. The
Iowa Geological Survey staff assist with development of
interpretive signs and exhibits, work closely with museums,
nature centers, county conservation boards, conservation
organizations, educational agencies, and professional societies
to serve geological education needs of Iowans. Because of our
limited staff, all requests cannot be honored.