Coastal Impacts of Hurricanes – Karen Morgan (FL)
See images of the impacts from hurricane Katrina and a simulated wave tank showing how wind and rain move sand.
Hands-On Sea Floor Mapping – Ann Tihansky and Nancy DeWitt (FL)
Imagine the features on the sea –floor. Hands –on activities allows participants to move the ship over selected features.
Crocodiles, Alligators, and Everglades Restoration – Ken Rice (FL)
Aquatic Bugs as Indicators of Water Quality – Robin Brightbill (PA)
Explore invertebrates up close through a microscope and take a bug test.
Picture Yourself as a Scientist – Randy Hines (MO)
Get your picture taken – become a scientist for a day, choose between a chemist, fisheries biologist or wildlife biologist.
Avian Influenza Research at the USGS – Gail Moede Rogall (WI)
What’s the Buzz About Bees? – Sam Droege (MD)
Reporting Birds with Silver Bracelets – Mitchell White (MD)
Cleaning Up Water Contaminated by Mining – Phil Sibrell (WV)
See methods used to clean up polluted water so that they can once again support plant and animal life.
West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit – Patricia Mazik (WV)
See live eels.
What’s Up with the Fish? Intersex and Fish Health in Rivers and Streams of the Chesapeake –Vicky Blazer and Sarah Gerould (WV)
What is killing our fish? Why are fish intersexed?
A Slippery Slope – Polar Bears, Walrus, and Sea Ice Change -- Tony DeGange (AK)
Gases in the Air We Breath – Janet Hannon
Capture your scientific imagination by witnessing this fun demonstration of the physical properties of atmospheric gases using liquid nitrogen and dry ice.
Water Quality in Your Backyard – Carise Barbour
Activities involved in ensuring safe drinking water in the Chesapeake Bay area.
Climate Change in Shenandoah National Park – John W. Jones
Detecting Climate Change in the Shenandoah National Park using satellite imagery.
Invasive Species in the United States – Cindy Kolar
Invasive Species in Your Community – Cindy Kolar
USGS History of Mapmaking, Engraving, and Printing – Will Stettner
Who's Musseling in on Fish? – Robin Schrock
Information about Fisheries, Aquatic and Endangered
Fish Painting – Janet Cushing
Design your own fish rubbing
Tree Rings— Record Keepers of the Past– Tom Yanosky
Get Energized! – Donna Foulke
Fun facts about energy; how we use it, health and environment discussions and promoting change through recycling and conserving.
Volcanoes: On the Ground and in the Air – Linda Huey
Water Jeopardy – Mike Ierardi
A spin off of the television game show Jeopardy using questions pertaining to water.
A Blast from the Past: The Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater – Dave Powars
USGS Water Data for the Nation – Mark Hamill
Coral Reefs—Imperiled Treasures – Colleen Charles
Native American Knowledge Grows with the USGS – Susan Marcus
November is Native American month. Find out about USGS Activities related to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
What Good are Rocks? – Jane Jenness
Discover the importance of rocks and minerals in things we depend on every day!
Fascinating Fossils – Laurel Bybell
Gold Panning – Jane Jenness
Rock Detective – Jane Jenness
Find the mystery about rocks, fossils and Minerals.
Explore Store (Map Sales) – Doug Thompson
Retail map sales and other USGS products.
Earth Science in 3-D – Jerry McFaul
The USGS Library – Robert Bier
Get a tour of the largest earth and natural science library in the world.
ASK USGS Services – Robert Bier
Answer questions from visitors and highlight USGS information resources
How Do Old Dead Things Help Us Learn About Living Ecosystems? – Lynn Wingard
(Associated fact sheet with more information)
Get with the Flow! A Wet, Hands-on Experience – Robert Mason
See a 6 foot water flume. Talk about water conservation.
Real-time Water Level Data Collection – Linda Geiger
Ground Water: The Hidden Resource – Linda Geiger
The Active Water Level Network – Linda Geiger
USGS Science Around the Globe – Jean Weaver
Natural Resources Issues in Reston – Walker Nature Education Center
Wise Water Use – Jim Shell (Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments)
Our Changing Landscape – Janet Tilley
Great Lakes – Great Science! Sandra Morrison
Take a Great Lakes quiz and see real samples of invasive species from the Great Lakes, including fish and sea lamprey.
Antarctic Research: Then and Now – Jerry Mullins
USGS Polar Research during the International Polar Year – Jerry Mullins
USGS Education: Opening Windows to the Earth – Teacher’s Resource Room — Bob Ridky
Discover selected resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research.
WaterWatch – Robert Mason
See streamflow statistics and conditions.
A Trek Through Time- Laurel Bybell
Earth as Art – Artistic Images of Planet Earth – Teri Jaeger
EarthNow! Landsat Satellite Images in Near Real Time – Teri Yaeger
Geography: Observing and Analyzing Land Changes – Teri Yaeger
Lewis and Clark: A Legacy of Science –Jon Campbell
Come see this outdoor reenactment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. 200 years after this science expedition, the USGS continues the legacy in discovering and understanding our natural resources.
A Satellite View of the United States – Pat Phillips
A 20 by 12 foot satellite map of the United States.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 3-D– Pat Phillips
What Lies Beneath the Surface? The USGS Drilling Program – Eugene Cobbs
Patuxent Research Refuge Wildlife Learning Adventures - Nell Baldacchino
Climate Change Science: Exploring the Past, Observing the Present, Forecasting the Future – Karen Wood
Department of the Interior Federal Credit Union - Sherry Sellers
How Healthy is the Mighty Mississippi? - Randy Hines
Pearl Makers and Water Keepers – The Biology and History of Freshwater Mussels - Rachel Muir
More than Feathers, Hair and Scales – USGS in Partnership with the Smithsonian – Robert Reynolds
Water Availability for Ecological Needs in the Flint River Basin, Georgia – Brian Hughes
Streamflow and it relation to aquatic habitats.
Herndon High School Sax Ensemble – Timothy Adams
Plant Conservation Alliance – Olivia Kwong
Boys and Girl Scouts Activities Room– Odette James, Lucy Edwards, Cheryl O'Brien
Amphibians - USGS Visitor's Center – Visitor’s Center - Adonis Goldstein
Crystal Cave – Jane Jeness, Mike Collela
Talons! A Birds of Prey Experience – Judy Salvo
The Chesapeake Bay Watershed – Where We Live – Dave Grason
Wonders of Wetlands – Susan Horton (LA)
Explore coastal Louisiana, create a wetland, learn about wetland plants and animals
Facing Tomorrow’s Challenges—U.S. Geological Survey Science in the Decade 2007-2017 – (Open House Theme exhibit)
Energy Efficiency at the USGS National Center – Robert Eng
National Geospatial Program Office — Pat Hytes
Geospatial One Stop—Your One Stop for Federal, State, and Local Geographic Data – Pat Hytes
The National Atlas – Pat Hytes
The National Map – The Nation’s Topographic Map for the 21st Century – Pat Hytes
CoreCasts (The USGS podcasts)– Dave Hebert and Scott Horvath
Volcanic Hazards – Linda Huey
Lewis and Clark Expedition—the Outdoor Re-enactment - Janet Tilley
Vote for Your Favorite Exhibit - Jerry McFaul