The MGS is committed to public education and outreach regarding Minnesota's geology, hydrogeology, and geologic resources.
We not only provide an assortment of educational publications, but MGS staff are also available for educational presentations and field trips. Inquiries regarding the variety of educational services offered by the MGS can be made in person, by phone, or by mail.
Minnesota's geology online
Educators and students can access a variety of Minnesota's geologic data using Esri's ArcGIS Online services. Embedded below is a walk-through for accessing this data.
Additional educational resources
|Resource||Available Online?||Available As Hard Copy?|
|Egg carton full of Minnesota rock types||Yes, call or visit to request an egg carton full of Minnesota rocks, complete with rock names, descriptions, and places of origin.|
|Minnesota Geology for Teachers||No|
|3D maps and glasses (Midwest area and Southwest US area)||No||Yes, Free!|
|Minnesota At-A-Glance geology pamphlets||Yes, Free!|
Downloadable & printable geology images
Click on the image of interest below to download or print.