Educational Outreach Committee Information


Upcoming Events:

We need volunteers with experience in Environmental Geology for a presentation to a home-schooling organization (children +/- some parents) in September.  Please contact Steve Johansen ( if you can assist.


News & Announcements:

Become a Volunteer!

The Educational Outreach Committee provides geoscience learning resources to students, educators, and the general public of southeast Texas.  Outreach activities include:

- Geoscientist visits to classrooms, scout troops, and other public assemblages, with presentations and hands-on activities about geology and careers in geoscience.
- Field trips to explain geologic processes and the geologic profession for non-geologists.
- Assistance to other HGS committees and like-minded organizations which share our committee’s goals.
- Provision of resources, such as links to web-based programs and videos, posters, and handouts, to educators and the general public.
- Participation in other opportunities as they arise, to encourage the development of educator skills in the geologic sciences and to educate the general public on geologic matters.

Representative events include:

- Presentations at area schools and scout troops on minerals, rocks, and fossils, with hands-on samples for participants to hold.
- Presentations on geoscience careers.
- Booths, poster sessions, and talks at STEM enrichment events, career days, and the Houston Gem & Mineral Show.

But none of this is possible without the participation of HGS volunteers.

Interested? Please contact Steven Johansen at for more information.


Committee Officers:

Committee Chair - Steven Johansen
Committee Co-Chair - Letha Slagle