National Organizations

Organization Mission
The Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) works to improve education through projects that support educators. Although our work has a particular emphasis on undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, we work with educators across a broad range of disciplines and at all educational levels.
The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) TSOP is a Society for scientists and engineers involved with coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines.
UNAVCO UNAVCO challenges themselves to transform human understanding of the changing Earth by enabling the integration of innovative technologies, open geodetic observations, and research, from pole to pole.
United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may best be described as a small agency with a big mission:?To sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America?s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.
United States Department of Energy (DOE) The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America?s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The mission of the EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) The mission of the FWS is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA's vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world -- and off of it -- for more than 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?
United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
United States National Park Service (NPS) Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these more than 400 places and to share their stories with more than 275 million visitors every year
United States National Weather Service (NWS) The mission of the NWS is to provide weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.
United States Permafrost Association (USPA) The purpose of the USPA is to encourage scientific and engineering investigations in permafrost is related topics and to disseminate results related to permafrost research.