K-12 Program Support

Continuing Education Scholarships

The Central Oregon Geoscience Society offers continuing education scholarships for K-12 educators in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties. These scholarship are intended to provide financial assistance for any aspect of continuing education in earth science topics. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, or travel expenses associated with workshops, conferences, field trips, and other CEU or professional development activities.

Continuing Education Scholarship Application Form

Please download, print and fill out the application, then scan and email it to: CoGeoSoc@gmail.com, or print out and mail the completed paper form to COGS, PO Box 2154, Bend OR 97709. If you have any questions regarding the application or the process, please email: CoGeoSoc@gmail.com

Guest Speakers on Earth Science Topics

The Central Oregon Geoscience Society maintains a list of volunteers who can visit classrooms, lead field trips, or provide earth science content for curriculum. To coordinate a classroom visit, field trip, or to talk with a volunteer about earth science content, please email: CoGeoSoc@gmail.com

Topics that can be addressed by guest speakers include:

Bonneville Flood

Careers in Geology

Cascade Volcanoes

Central Oregon Geology

Central Oregon Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Crooked River Caldera


Earthquakes and Faults

Evolution of Birds

Evolution of Mammals

Islands in Time (connecting people and volcanic eruptions)


Meet a Geologist (what do geologists do and careers in geology)

Missoula Floods

Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters

Newberry Volcano

Oregon Geology

Pilot Butte Geology

Rocks and Minerals as Resources

Smith Rock Geology


Water in Central Oregon

Wildcat Mountain Caldera

Earth Science Week Toolkits

The Central Oregon Geoscience Society has purchased Earth Science Week 2021 Toolkits for K-12 educators in central Oregon. The toolkits are available through the Central Oregon STEM Hub. To receive a toolkit, please contact the Central Oregon STEM Hub or email the Central Oregon Geoscience Society at CoGeoSoc@gmail.com.

Central Oregon Geoscience Society

Email: COGeoSoc@gmail.com
P.O. Box 2154,  Bend, Oregon 97709

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