Upcoming Events

October 18, 2016
Fossil Field Workshop

Geological Hangman


Alabama State Fossil


Basilosaurus cetoides


Fossils of the Black Belt - A Hands-On Field Workshop for Science Teachers

University of West Alabama in Livingston and vicinity

October 18, 2016

8:00am to 4:30pm

Cost: $15.00

preregistration required

Earth Science Week!

Contact Information

David Kopaska-Merkel



Educational Committee

The Education Committee of the Geological Survey of Alabama/State Oil and Gas Board is an informal volunteer group of staff members dedicated to supporting high-quality science education in the State of Alabama. The group raises money with a charity golf tournament in the spring, and small amounts of money come from sales of a fossil field-trip guidebook and T-shirts. This money is used in a variety of ways, but always with the goal of improving science education.

Current and past outreach activities of the committee include: