​​​CGS Educational Resources

Calif​ornia Geological Survey (CGS) believes that there is a need to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of the earth sciences in our lives, that is why CGS pro​​vide​​s educational resources for teachers and others who are interested with the hope to make earth science learning more meaningful. Much​ of our educational resource material is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

​​CGS Notes

CGS notes contain the answers to commonly asked questions about California's geology. There are also notes with information on California's state gem (benitoite), state fossil (sabertoothed cat), state mineral (gold), and state rock (serpentine).

​Teacher Features

Teacher Feature-Fabulous Facts About Mineral Resources Teacher Features, a regular feature of CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY magazine, are intended for use by educators in the classroom.

​​Online Maps and Data

​The California Geological Survey produces several  types of maps and publications, many of which are online. Visit our Maps and Data page to start exploring the collection of maps.