PGI encourages geoscience education and research for students of any age, both within school or outside, whether amateur or professional, and in any walk of life, whether scientist, member of government, academician, or the general public. Many decisions we face on the Earth today are rooted in geological issues that can be best addressed by an informed public working together with knowledgeable professionals to make wise choices for our world.
We are strongly motivated to provide the best possible resources for geological education and opportunities for interacting with professional geologists. PGI participates in a number of educational activities. To participate in these activities, contact the PGI Earth Science Education Committee Chair.
PGI Educational Activities
- Field trips, including the annual PGI-All-Universities roaming field trip which is
cosponsored by a different university or college department each year.
- Annual $1,000 PGI Scholarship
- Seminars and lectures on geologic topics
- Science fair awards
- Position statements on matters of public interest
- Sponsorship of regional geologic society meetings
- Links to Educational Organizations and Resources
Plans for Even More Educational Activities in the Future
- Geology speakers network for K-12 schools, colleges, or other groups. Please contact us with your speaker request, giving sufficient time for us to find appropriate and availlable speakers.
- Lesson plans suitable for K-12 classes in earth science
Links to Educational Organizations and Resources
Continuing Education Requirements in Other States
Eight states currently require continuing education for licensed geologists: Alabama, Delaware, Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas. The number of continuing education credits, defined as a professional development hour (pdh), varies from 24 to 32 per biennium. Credits can be earned from a variety of categories, including web-based training, attendance at professional organization meetings, regulatory required in-house training, and published work, among several others. PGI encourages each of our members to review the requirements of each state at the following websites, or contact the PGI Continuing Education Committee Chair for a summary.
New Hampshire www.nh.us/jtboard/geo.htm
South Carolina www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Geologists