For the Community

In addition to serving the community through research and education, Boise State University and the Department of Geosciences are committed to public service through outreach efforts. If you have any questions concerning the initiatives outlined below, please contact Dr. Karen Viskupic at 208-426-3658 or

K-12 Outreach Activities

The Department of Geosciences is eager to work with local teachers and classes to enhance Earth Science education in the K-12 community. Please contact Dr. Karen Viskupic,, if you are looking for someone from the department to give a special presentation to your class, assist with developing classroom activities, serve as a science fair judge or advisor, speak at a “career day”, assist with Science Olympiads, etc.

Classroom Materials

A variety of materials have been produced within the geoscience department by faculty, staff, students and volunteers. These include field trip guides, lab activities, career resource materials, local geoscience content and related instruction materials. We expect the number and variety of items available for download on this site to increase each year. Please contact us with further specific classroom material requests and/or suggestions to improve our materials available.

Community Outreach Activities

Every Monday afternoon at 3:00, the Department of Geosciences hosts a lecture regarding various Earth science topics. Speakers in the lecture series include scientists from around the country as well as BSU faculty and students. Lectures are free and open to the public, and are a great way to learn about current research. For more information on locations and speakers, please call (208) 426-1631.

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